Last month a reader correctly told me to stay on topic as my last editorial deviated towards what we are all so sick of – so, thanks for pulling me in line. Here goes:

One has to be tough to live in the oldest desert in the world, withstanding the harshest mid-day heat, freezing night-time temperatures. And successfully surviving in such conditions, the elegantly regal animal that really typifies Africa – the gemsbok – is our chosen animal to be featured this month.

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