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Lessons from plants and poop during bush walks

Such atypical African excursions help shed light on flora-fauna interdependence in our modern world

These are bits of trivia I would never have picked up had I not gone on bush walks. When you're ensconced in a jeep on a game drive, you're in a different frame of mind entirely - tracking elusive cheetahs, scouting leopards in trees.

SAY the word "safari", and it's game drives that immediately come to mind: jouncing in a jeep through African plains, gawking at the stretch of unending wilderness, marvelling at the majesty of the Big Five (lions, leopards, rhinoceroses, elephants and buffaloes).

But having just returned...

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