Northern white rhino keeper, guard killed by elephant among winners of Rangers Award 2018
SEE ALSO :KWS lifts outlaw on darting of wildlifeThe other ranger, Julius Kulwa, who was working at Chyulu National Park with the Big Life Foundation, became a victim of the job he dearly loved after he was trampled on to death by an elephant while headed to work. He left behind a wife and two children, one who has been hired as a ranger to continue in the footsteps of his father. The late Kulwa was eulogised by the Big Life Foundation as one among many African rangers who risked their lives in the wild to protect endangered wildlife. “Rangers put their lives on the line every day that they step into the field, and we have always dreaded the moment when things might go terribly wrong. Sadly, that day came recently when one of Big Life’s long-serving rangers, Kior Kulwa, was killed by an elephant while returning to work from home,” part of the eulogy read.