‘This was his happy place’ – parents of field guide gored by an elephant at Limpopo private lodge open up

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Sheldon Hooper, a field guide at Thornybush River Lodge, died after a tragic accident. (PHOTO: FACEBOOK/SHELDON HOOPER)
Sheldon Hooper, a field guide at Thornybush River Lodge, died after a tragic accident. (PHOTO: FACEBOOK/SHELDON HOOPER)

He couldn't understand why his son wasn’t answering his phone. They’d scheduled a 9.30am video call so it was strange that he wasn’t responding.

Maybe something had come up at the private lodge in Limpopo where Sheldon Hooper worked as a field guide, his dad, Gordon, decided.

Still, he had an uneasy feeling and so he dialled his son’s number again.

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