National Geographic explorer-in-residence, Dereck Joubert, has shared the gory and intimate details of a buffalo charge that nearly claimed the life of fellow explorer and wife, Beverly Joubert.

Just over a month after the incident took place on Friday, 3 March, in the Okavango-Delta in Botswana, the Jouberts shared an intimate account of it on their Big Cat Conservation Facebook page.

The incident resulted in Dereck’s having to coax his wife to consciousness several times due to a wound that missed a major artery in her neck by mere inches and almost damaged one eye.

Ironically,  it all came to pass on World Wildlife Day, the same day the award-winning South African documentary filmmaker Dereck celebrated his birthday.
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