With our uniforms on and game drive vehicles at the ready, we're a team of well educated and experienced rangers who watch over the wildlife at the lodge and ensure that all guests and visitors have the most interesting bushveld experience possible. With so much wildlife and flora and fauna at the lodge, it's never a quiet day as there's always an animal to watch, something to learn or game drives to do. Every day we get to celebrate the wild, and we'd like to share and celebrate it with you.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

It's never a boring day at the office!

Hello Again, Goeie, Sawubona!

Welcome to our second Ranger’s report!

The saying "Another boring day at the office" couldn't be more further from the truth here at Glen Afric. As a ranger I come into the reception every morning to get my schedule for the day and on this particular morning was greeted by what I could only think was a large rat nibbling at my feet. Now at Glen Afric I'm prone to seeing all sorts of animals - wild and tame, but this 'rat' in particular caused me to jump back. Luckily, before getting a hold of pest control, the 'rat' turned out to be a meerkat - and a cute one at that.

It turns out to be my friend Alessia's animal - she's another ranger on the farm. And this little 'rat' goes by the name of Tequila. He may be small but he now forms part of the Glen Afric family; another addition to make the day at the office that much more enjoyable. On my off duty today, when I was not giving elephant walks or game drives, I spent the time running around trying to find this little guy. Whether he's trying to nibble chips off my plate, scratch through my bag or become friends with the guests, Tequila is certainly a busy body - our own little speedy gonzales on Redbull.

He spends his days jumping out of Alessia's car, trying to fight with the lions through the car window (in this case his bark is much bigger then his bite)  and sneaking up on guests whilst giving them a panic attack. After which, most of them are thrilled to be delegated as baby sitter.

So with this little speedy gonzales on board making our days at the office more fun, we're going to add him to the list of animal activities offered along side elephant walks and game drives - you'll be able to have meerkat interaction and we won't have to pay you baby sitting fees.

Til’ next time,
The Ranger