I want you guys to head out on your own wildlife patrols. You must pack everything you need, so food and water, a note pad and your parents! If it is possible then try to track the distance covered and see how far you can go on your patrol. The further the better! Whilst you are out there make sure you are looking out for wildlife. Chances are you won’t be bumping into elephants on your patrol, but you will probably see many different birds and you may even find a fox or some deer. Make a note of any animals that you find along your patrol.
Also, be on the look out for any spoor (tracks) and if you can, take a photo. This could be human tracks or tracks of animals like badgers or dogs. Good areas to check for tracks are muddy paths or near puddles and ponds. If you can successfully identify what the tracks are then you are doing a great job as an Anti-Poaching Ranger.
So, you get an idea of how hard it is to be an Anti-Poaching Ranger whilst you are on your patrols I’d like you to complete 100 star jumps across the whole of your patrol. These don’t have to be all at once, you can do them in sets of 10 along your patrol. It’s completely up to you guys as long as you get them done!
So, there is your challenge, go out and enjoy yourselves and start to think like an Anti-Poaching Ranger. If you can then send us any photos of your patrol, including distance covered and any pictures or notetaking of any wildlife or spoor that you found we may be able to include them in The Crash Gallery. Prizes will be awarded for the most successful Anti-Poaching Patrols!