Ranger Heroes: Gideon

Rangers are on the front line every day protecting our wildlife. Dedication is an understatement, as they pour 100% of their time and effort into guarding rhinos, ensuring safety for tourists and helping to keep daily life at Ol Pejeta running smoothly.

Gideon OPC

Gideon at Ol Pejeta

 

Name: Gideon

Age: 26 years old

Location: Ol Pejeta Conservancy

What has been your most rewarding OR most difficult moment as a ranger?

It is a hard time when the moon is full.

How much do you work?

I work 84 hours a week. I have 6 days off a month.

Where would you like to travel someday?

Canada.

rangers at opc training 1

Rangers at OPC undergo regular training to keep them up to date on techniques of security and wildlife monitoring. Photo: OPC

What is your favorite meal?

Rice.

What do you wish you had to fight poachers?

More arms, good vehicles and to boost security.

What do your family/friends/significant other think of your profession? 

They appreciate what I do, but they worry too.

 

Gideon with gun

Gideon – always ready, always watching.

 

OPC rhino by safaribookings

OPC is integral to the survival of rhinos, they are the largest black rhino sanctuary in east Africa.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Ranger Heroes: Gideon

  1. Thank you, Gideon – I appreciate your service too! (I’m in Western Australia.)

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