The Impossible Five

The Impossible Five : South Africa's Most Elusive Mammals

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Visiting Africa's game reserves is often all about spotting 'The Big Five' - the five most dangerous animals on the continent - the Lion, the Leopard, the Elephant, the Rhino and the Buffalo. But what about those animals you have almost zero chance of seeing? Justin Fox drew up a list of the most elusive animals and set off to find 'The Impossible Five' - the Cape Mountain Leopard, the Aardvark, the Pangolin, the Riverine Rabbit and the Naturally Occurring White Lion.

In a humorous, original, off-beat adventure story, Justin travels around Africa in search of these forgotten animals. Along the way he meets some very weird characters, and other absurd mammals.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 16mm | 270g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1909762555
  • 9781909762558
  • 1,834,043

About Justin Fox

Travel writer, novelist and photographer Justin Fox was editor of
Getaway International magazine. Fox was a Rhodes Scholar and
received a doctorate in English from Brasenose College, Oxford
University. He was a research fellow at the University of Cape Town,
where he now teaches part time.

Fox's writing and photographs have been published worldwide and he is
the author of over a dozen books. He is a two-time Mondi journalism
award winner and his articles have appeared internationally in a wide
range of publications, while his short stories and poems have been
published in various anthologies. His book Whoever Fears the Sea was
longlisted for the 2014 Etisalat Prize and The Marginal Safari was
longlisted for the 2011 Alan Paton and 2012 Olive Schreiner awards.
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