The Wilderness Family: At Home with Africa's Wildlife Hardcover – 5 Feb 2001
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Kobie Kruger's fascinating, funny and moving account of life in the South African wilderness.
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When Kobie Kruger, her game-ranger husband and their three young daughters moved to one of the most isolated corners of the world - a remote ranger station in the Mahlangeni region of South Africa's vast Kruger National Park - she might have worried that she would become engulfed in loneliness and boredom.
But running a household and raising a family in a place where leopards, elephants, snakes, lions and the like are your only neighbours, where the only way of communicating with the outside world is a CB radio and where a trip to town involves first crossing a river full of hippos and crocodiles, was far from dull. And being a surrogate mother to a steady stream of orphaned wild animals meant that she rarely had a moment to herself.
When Kobie and her family, at peace in the lonely landscape of the north, were transferred to the relatively populated south after eleven years at Mahlangeri, Kobie wondered whether she would ever adapt. Eventually she acknowledged that their move had introduced her to other Edens, and had given her a store of precious memories. Foremost among these was raising Leo, an abandoned lion cub - a unique relationship with the king of beasts that brought her family equal measures of joy and sorrow. Kobie tackled each problem she encountered in her untamed environment with admirable resourcefulness. The Wilderness Family reflects her deep love of the wilderness and her respect for all its creatures, great and small.See all Product Description
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