And What Am I Offered For This Lovely Giraffe?

STOCK SALE: Nyalas are a hot commodity at the game auction.

"See the horns on that one," game farmer Richard Horsley says admiringly, pointing to a large male nyala, one of 10 coarse-haired African antelope waiting to go on the block at the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife game auction in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi regional park in northern KwaZulu- Natal. "They've got a nice turn to them and they're spread nice and far, tip to tip. That's a beauty." "Very symmetrical," agrees a friend. I want to show off my animal knowledge, so I break in: "The horns are a good indicator of the animal's health, no?" The men turn and stare. "I'm not sure...

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