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Some quick tourism before heading home kept me guessing as to where Diana would turn up next. There was rock climbing in the Drakensberg, watching an African penguin creep up to a prone sunbather on Boulders Beach near Cape Town and run off with her red and white polka dot bikini top, becoming a temporary millionaire in Zimbabwe in exchange for $30 US to get across the high Victoria Falls bridge to Zambia, bungee jumping off that bridge into the river below to catch up with Victoria Falls bridge to Zambia, bungee jumping off that bridge into the river below to catch up with a group for white-water rafting, and dancing along sand dune crests of Namibia’s dry moonscape at Soussusvlei, and more. Yes, I had urged her to take full advantage of every opportunity. When Diana returned back at college after this conservation and cultural adventure, she got a shock when stopping to tell one of her professors about her trip. Still undone on his desk was her request for the required recommendation to go with all those summer internship applications. But she had gotten to Africa anyway. I may never hear what finally happened with management rules for how to manage which component was transmitting disease to which in Diana’s summer conservation project, but I did get what I wanted most to hear – Diana’s footsteps on the front walk as she came home from Africa. Ground hornbills sharing the road. Plains wildlife - wildebeest, zebra, and impala. Lots of elephants. BISBEE’S CONSERVATION JOURNAL Q2 • 2015 99


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