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18 February 2018 03:28 (South Africa)
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Timbavati risks tourist backlash to hunt a super tusker

  • Don Pinnock
    Don Pinnock

    Don Pinnock is an associate of Southern Write, a group of top travel and natural history writers and photographers in Africa. He’ s a former editor of Getaway magazine in Cape Town, South Africa He has been an electronic engineer, lecturer in journalism and criminology, consultant to the Mandela government, a professional yachtsman, explorer, travel writer, photographer and a cable-car operator on the Rock of Gibraltar. His present passion is the impact of humans on planetary processes.


Main photo: There are only about 25 to 30 super tuskers in the world and all in Africa. (Don Pinnock)

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