WATCH: This SA woman hugging her naartjie-loving kudu named Bok is going viral

2019-09-12 16:45
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This SA woman with her coke-drinking, naartjie-lov

Bok, says Bianca van Zyl, is so "special" but she honestly cannot believe the response to her short video clip of the kudu after it was originally posted to Facebook. 

It shows Bianca feeding and cuddling the princely kudu on a farm in Modimolle, formerly Nylstroom, near the southern edge of the Waterberg Massif in Limpopo province. 

Just another slice of South African life.

She says he was sold on their 7th Prestige Auction in July 2019, to "a close friend from Kimberley - you can imagine the 'chase' after this special animal".

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"We decided not to move him until it’s a bit warmer. Will probably move him in the next month or so, a day that I'm really not looking forward to."

Bianca says she became very close with Bok and have a daily ritual that consists of "kisses, lemons, naartjies and sometimes drinking Coca-Cola.

"He loves being scratched and loves human attention. He actually believes he is one of us - he is in another camp with other game but he doesn't even mingle with them. Only wants to be in human company. I have introduced Bok to my son, Bihan, as you can see on the photo, Bok was so gentle with him and the two "clicked" instantly."

Bianca who works on Castle de Wildt where the Kudu is kept says, "I'm truly blessed to be surrounded by all the beautiful animals on a daily basis. But I must admit, Bok made a huge impact on me and I will miss him dearly."

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She admits she is still trying to convince his new owner to rather let him stay on the farm.

"I think I enjoy him more than he does his oranges." 

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