A Game Ranger Remembers
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A Game Ranger Remembers

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This is a collection of stories about the life of a bushveld conservationist as it is lived at the ground level by that elite band of men and woman who guard the Kruger National Park - at the cost of much sweat and, not infrequently, quite a bit of blood. Bruce Bryden's tales of 27 years in the service of our most famous park make a gripping and entertaining read, aboundin...more
Paperback, 388 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Jonathan Ball Publishers
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Dianne
Well written account of life in the Kruger National Park. Bryden is not afraid to tackle issues such as the need for culling, poaching and some of the more idiotic actions of visitors. While conservation is the primary objective of a ranger, more dangerous tasks include seeking out injured animals for a swift clean end and tackling rogue animals who are a danger to humans. As an example it is not known how many lions turned man-eaters as increasing numbers of refugees crossed into the KNP from w...more
Anne
I loved this book and I am not one for autobiographies that are often so poorly written. Bruce Bryden is articulate and recounts his experiences at Kruger over the years with sensitivity and candour. His recollections range from brutal, poignant, romantic and political. He sensitively argues his views on conservation in Kruger National Park. The book is not only interesting, informative and confronting at times, it is really entertaining. Highly recommend, particularly if you are a lover of wild...more
Etienne
Wonderful! As a regular visitor to one of the greatest wildlife areas in the world, this was like manna from heaven! Wonderful stories and a truly amazing memoir.
Erika
An interesting inside look at the Kruger National Park in South Africa, written by the park's former director.
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