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Life after near-death

Durban – “I feel like I’ve been swimming underwater for a long time and I’m finally coming up to the surface,” says Kirsten Bond.

Bond can remember nothing about September 20 2004, the day her life changed forever. “I can’t even remember waking up that morning,” she says. “All I remember is waking up in hospital roughly 40 days later.”

Bond had been working as a research technician at the game capture bomas in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park for Wayne Linklater, a PhD student funded by San Diego Zoo and the University of Port Elizabeth (now Nelson Mandela University).

Her last sample

He was focusing his main study on the stress levels and behaviour of black rhino, which were being relocated to the Phinda-Munyawana Private Game Reserve.

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