As a qualified veterinarian from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, Willem Daffue is an adventurer, explorer and conservationist, who works for the Himalaya Wildlife Project, tracks bears in the Karakoram Mountains, documents and photographs endangered species on a global level, such as the Java Rhino and Sumatra Rhino. He is involved in the Giraffe Project of the University of the Free State, South Africa. Willem played provincial rugby and is an avid mountaineer as he has scaled mountains in the Himalayas, Russia, South America, Antarctica, etc. He is also interested in archaeology and the ancient origins of humankind, especially in lost tribes, whom he traces and occasionally lives with, when he is not crossing borders, pushing the limits, reaching summits and following his passion.
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