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Wildlife Ranger Challenge Walk

Saturday, September 16, 2023
7:30 am — 9:00 am

Walk to Support the Wildlife Ranger Challenge!

The Wildlife Rangers Challenge, powered by supports front-line rangers across Africa by raising vital funds for frontline conservation efforts and awareness of the important work rangers do to protect Africa’s biodiversity.

On September 16, over 150 ranger teams spanning the African continent will unite to compete in a half marathon race carrying their typical 48 pound backpack and equipment. Teams around the world are partnering with them to show solidarity for the vital role they play in protecting Africa’s wildlife.

Join Reid Park Zoo’s team on September 16 on a 1.5 mile walk around Reid Park in solidarity with the rangers from Tsavo Trust. 

Pre-registration is required and funds raised will benefit conservation. Thank you to The Narcus Family Trust who will match registration fees and donations up to $1,000!  You can also support the Challenge through commemorative T-shirt:  (see design below, color options)

Reid Park Zoo’s team is partnering with the wildlife rangers from Tsavo Trust. Tsavo Trust rangers protect many African species including lions, wild dogs, grevy’s zebra, black rhinos, and Kenya’s largest single elephant population. This area is also home to several “big tuskers,” elephants that have tusks so long that they touch the ground.


Adult: $15
Member Adult: $10
Child: $5

Additional donations can be made during registration. Money raised through the Wildlife Ranger Challenge will be matched by the Scheinberg Relief Fund to be unlocked by participating ranger teams. 

Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. at the front entrance of the Zoo.  The walk begins at 8 a.m. 

After the walk, enjoy special talks in the Zoo at the elephant, lion, zebra, and wild dog habitats.  Zoo admission is included in the entry fee.

Want a shirt as a souvenir to commemorate the walk? Grab a shirt (choose between green, gray, blue, and orange options!). T-shirt proceeds will benefit conservation efforts led by Wildlife Rangers for African wildlife.

To prepare for the race, rangers and Zoo staff are participating in mini challenges, designed to improve and test our physical fitness. Follow Reid Park Zoo on social media to join in! #TrainLikeARanger

Please share this event on social media to help increase engagement and spread awareness about the important work being done by rangers in Africa.