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Jouberts injured in buffalo charge

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This just came through my Facebook feed, from Dereck Joubert. I'm unable to find much more detail, but good news is it sounds like they will both recover.

 

"Just to let you know, there was an incident yesterday night when we were charged by a buffalo in the Okavango. Beverly and I were both injured but Beverly much ...more seriously. She is now stable in ICU and we expect her to recover quickly.
We will continue to update you via this Facebook page or the @dereckbeverly Twitter."

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@@amybatt..thank you and please keep us updated as you read or hear.

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Posted (edited)

This Africa Geographic article doesn't say much more than what we already know, other than adding they'd been gored. Dereck has passed word to someone who can post to their social media thanking all for their thoughts and support. He remains at Beverly's side.

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Dereck sends thanks for the phenomenal support. Beverly is stable and Dereck is with her now.


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very unfortunate

 

they can certainly be unpredictable and dangerous

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Wow, I am glad they will be ok. Must have been terrifying.

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Terrifying experience! I hope that they both make full recoveries.

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An update today on Facebook:

 

An update on Dereck and Beverly.
Dereck is doing ok. He's obviously very sore and worried. It is a difficult time. Asking all to respect the flow speed of information to you and all who are concerned.
Beverly has had three operations and right now is in another. She walked a little today and other procedures have gone well. But she has a long way to go.
Thank you all for your tremendous support and concerns.
- The Wildlife Films team.

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Another Facebook update:

 

An update on Dereck and Beverly.

Thank you once again for all the incredible support that has been received from all over the world. Dereck and Beverly are immensely touched by all your wishes.

After a very long and tough week, we think that a corner has finally been turned when Beverly told her Doctors that she needed to heal fast because she has rhinos to move. This is a statement typical of her undeniable strength and one which warmed our hearts because we knew she would never give up easily and that her first thoughts as usual were for the wildlife she has spent her life protecting.

 

It seems a lifetime ago since the night when Dereck and Beverly were walking to dinner in their camp in the Okavango and a buffalo charged them from the darkness. Dereck suffered some bone fractures but Beverly was seriously injured, with the horn causing extensive damage. Dereck’s actions that night certainly saved her at that point. Four operations later, and the revelation that major arteries, organs and her spine were all miraculously missed, it’s become clear that Beverly has fought fiercely and finally seems to be out of immediate danger.

 

There is obviously a lot of recovery still to come, however she has walked, she has had sutures removed and she asks after the wellbeing of others rather than herself.

We are thrilled with the progress so far and optimistic that this remarkable spirit of Beverly’s will see her through the healing process still to come.

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Just saw a blurb on Facebook that Beverley is out of the ICU ....... Great news, indeed and here's wishing them both a speedy and full recovery!!!

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Posted (edited)

Wow. That is sobering, both in terms ofwhat they suffered but also in their response to it. Wow.

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What a fantastic recovery - they will be super charged now to be more determined than ever before!!!!!

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