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Death by media

“Maybe the hippo has gone to the big pool in the sky,” I said to photographer Alon Skuy. “Ja, he hasn’t taken a breath in a while,” Alon replied. It was meant to be a joke but Solly the hippo … Continue reading

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Death on the job

We didn’t know the rhino was dying. For about 45 minutes we, the press corps, crowded around the darted beast struggling to get a clear picture or even a glimpse of what the wildlife vets were doing. The rhino appeared … Continue reading

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