My Serengeti Years: The Memoirs of an African Games Warden Hardcover – 1 May 1988
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As a Game Control Officer in 1946, Myles had shot 300 buffalo,using dogs, who were raiding 'shambas' at Mt Kenya and Aberdares. In 1956, he moves to Banagi as Warden of Western Serengeti. This was 220 miles from Arusha and the nearest doctor was 130 miles away at Musoma. In 1957, he meets Prof Grzemik and his son Michael. Myles had to deal with poachers in Western Corridor. In 1954 , Maasai were moved out of Ngorongoro Crater. Myles gets his flying licence on 18.11.1961 and in 1970 a griffin vulture makes a large hole in his plane. Safari was always Myles life. LIONS EXERT A POWERFUL HOLD ON OUR IMAGINATION. In 1961, Joy and George Adamson released ELSA's cubs in Mbalageti Valley. SERENGETI LIONS ARE PARK'S GREATEST SINGLE TOURIST ATTRACTION. WILDEBEEST CALVING SEASON BEGINS IN DECEMBER, REACHES A PEAK IN JANUARY AND TAILS OFF IN LATE MARCH. The wildebeest migration is the most spectacular wildlife sight of Earth.Read more ›
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Nature takes its course : surprises behind every corner.
Then the man comes in : poachers , opportunists of all kinds , tourists unaware ...
This book shows the measure of dedication required by a game warden. Professionnalism and scientific interest of the modern man just won't do.
The wildlife is described with sympathy . The animal was king in those days in Serengeti (1950 /1960' s)