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thing that inspired me to work with South African wildlife was canada goose outlet black friday sale the elective course in my final year I just loved the work and wanted canada goose outlet store toronto to do something conservation based, she says.

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animals are still very wild and dangerous, and the only way to handle them is to anaesthetise them with a dart to allow safe handling, she says.

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