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Ross Cheshire

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Ross was born and raised in Durban, spending many a family holiday in the northern parts of KwaZulu Natal. It is here that his love and passion for the African Bush developed. He decided to combine his love of working with people and ...

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Interesting information Ross, thank you. Rain always causes me to seek shelter until it passes, just like the cats of Londolozi.

I really enjoy learning about these animals, their habits, environment, feelings. Thanks for sharing on the rain.

Fascinating post Ross! I’m always amazed at nature’s ability to adapt to varying environmental factors, and your examples here are terrific!

Rain is so important for living for humans and animals alike. The smell of newly fallen rain is so precious and just about immediately the bush transforms in lush greenery for the animals. Very important to get enough rain in the rainy season so that when winter comes there will be enough water to last. So beautiful to see the waterbuck and elephants in the rain, but the cats don’t like the rain.

First of all, the image of the Birmingham male framed by the rainbow is one of my favorites ever posted so thanks to Chris for that. It does seem most of the animals in the reserve are not adversely affected by the rain, save for the big cats that by their nature, don’t really like getting wet. It’s interesting however that tigers seem to love the water and it begs the question – why them and not leopards, lions or cheetahs?

It is great that there is still some rain in the Sabi River area. For most animals it means little discomfort and is a big gain for the nature there. Thanks for the informative blog, Ross

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