Grevys Zebra Project
Grevys Zebra staff conferring in the field in northern Kenya
A herd of Grevy’s Zebra graze in front of a morning rainbow on Samburu Conservancy land.
When they come of age, young Samburu men are expected to become moran – the traditional warriors who hunt and protect the village. Young men training to be moran learn to track and hunt animals and practice skills for defending their villages from aggressive neighbors. The Grevy’s Zebra Trust hires young moran, whose skills fit perfectly with the job of protecting wildlife.
This man works with one of the Samburu land conservancies, and collaborates closely with the Grevy’s Zebra Trust.
While I was in Samburuland I was lucky to attend a coming of age ceremony when all the moran come in from the bush to celebrate their peers becoming men.