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Inside/Out with Johnny Rodrigues, wildlife activist
Kubatana.net
May 25, 2008

Describe yourself in five words?
A sucker for punishment

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Hang in there

What’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever done?
I was charged by a baby rhino and fell flat on my face whilst trying to escape

What is your most treasured possession?
A bone from Tusker the elephant

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To watch the slaughter of animals and not be able to do anything to prevent it

Do you have any strange hobbies?
No

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
Being overweight

What is your greatest extravagance?
Smoking

What have you got in your fridge?
Not a lot

What is your greatest fear?
Losing an immediate family member

What have you got in your pockets right now?
Holes

What is your favourite journey?
To Imire Game Ranch

Who are your heroes in real life?
Al Gore, Richard Leaky, Elvis Presley

When and where were you happiest?
In 2005 when I delivered fuel to Hwange National Park and saw the reaction of the animals when the water started pumping for the first time in many months

What’s your biggest vice?
Cigarettes

What were you like at school?
Ivan the Terrible

What are you doing next?
Raising funds for a new game fence at Imire Game Ranch


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