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Urban C. Lehner Editor Emeritus
Tue Sep 3, 2013 02:23 PM CDT

Encounters with African agriculture weren't touted in the glossy tourist literature when my wife and I signed up for 11 days in Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Views of lions, hippos and elephants, sure. The brochures even held out hope for grey crowned, wattled and blue cranes. (The trip was organized by the International Crane Foundation, which works in Africa and around the world to preserve threatened and endangered cranes. Disclosure: I'm an ICF director.)

Nowhere did the promotional material mention the possibility of a cattle stampede.

Our entourage of 13 was camping in mid-August next to the Kafue Flats ...

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