Our rangers prevented elephants from destroying village crops
The other day some elephant were seen approaching the Mbirikilli village and so the voluntary rangers prevented elephants from destroying village crops. The rangers intercepted the small herd and with their noisy tactics turned them back to the Serengeti boundary.
However, one of the ‘teenagers’ saw this as a game and dodged around the rangers at a canter. A cantering, youthful, and playful elephant is hard to keep up with, so this young fellow made it to the crop fields before being chased off by the women and children.
He left after leaving his mark on the edge of the field. It takes little to imagine what a hundred elephant pad prints can do to a field of corn.
Enjoying the game and the attention the young bull turned and cantered back through the rangers coming up behind him, they of course made way for him as he cantered by, head and trunk lifted, and squealing with joy.
This is community wildlife management at its best, Chagga Mzungu is there working with the villagers providing leadership and from behind. The villagers and the rangers prevent elephants from destroying village crops.
We are currently fund raising to work with the surrounding villages and with further consultation develop a surface water source into a well/weir. This will accommodate the villagers with clean water and the runoff into a lagoon for visiting wildlife.
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