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Retha Hofmeyer Passing

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Retha Hofmeyer passed away last week. Retha was one of the foremost researchers on South African tortoise species and was involved with a number of rescues in South Africa. She was a professor at the University and wrote endless research papers on the Tortoises of South Africa, including Chersina angulata. Her work was instrumental to my starting of the CAWG. I never got the chance to make it to South Africa and meet her though I know a few people on the forum have. We did correspond over the phone and via email on a fairly regular basis as I was working towards my first successful hatching of Chersina angulata in the US.

Her loss is a loss for the worlds conservation efforts and the tortoises of South Africa.

Dan
 

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