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Shannon Airton

I am an American expat living in South Africa. A conservation biologist by training, I have worked in Zululand researching rhinos, wild dogs and leopards for the last 14 years. I have given up the rather rough and nomadic life of a researcher to stay home and raise my two year old boy and help run our family business, Rhino River Lodge, in the Zululand Rhino Reserve. Following my passion for conservation biology, my writing focuses on bringing important conservation issues to a public audience.


Wildlife ACT Fund’s educational kids bush camps teach community children the importance of conservation and why rhinos need protecting.

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