How wonderful it was to recently talk to the Eco Rangers, Ebony and Jay after they were super brave as they protected our environment and saved a Pelican in Peril.
Welcome Ebony and Jay, can you tell me a little bit about yourselves?
E: Hi, you might know us best as the Eco Rangers. We’re next-door neighbours …
J: and best friends. I enjoy exploring in nature and love caring for our wildlife friends. All that work does make me hungry though, and I have a bit of a sweet tooth.
E: Ha ha, Jay’s always joking about too! We often end up investigating something that’s happening to our environment. I’m always jumping in without thinking too much about it though, so it often gets us into all sorts of trouble!
I recently heard that you were both very brave and protected our environment, can you tell me what happened?
E: Thanks! We don’t always feel brave, but when we found a pelican covered in oil at the jetty we knew we needed to help get him to the wildlife hospital.
J: It wasn’t very easy, I even fell in the water trying to rescue him.
J: But we got the pelican into our bike crate, and took him to the see the vets.
Wow, you were both very brave, how did you feel seeing the Pelican all sludgy from the oil?
E: I was sad that the oil had made the pelican sick.
J: Yeah, it made me mad that people had caused it too, but it was lucky we were there to help rescue him.
How did you get the name Eco Rangers? Do you think you will recruit new members or will it just be the two of you?
J: The vets at the wildlife hospital first called us the Eco Rangers when we helped rescue and look after our pelican friend Poseidon. Then the name just kind of stuck, which is pretty cool.
E: I think anyone can be an Eco Ranger by helping look after nature and the environment with tree planting, beach clean ups and that kind of thing.
J: And by letting your local conservation group know if you find a sick or injured wildlife friend.
What do you enjoy most about being Eco Rangers and do you need any special equipment to be one?
E: The best thing about being an Eco Ranger is being able to help our wildlife friends and keep their homes safe and clean.
J: You don’t need anything special to be an Eco Ranger either. You just have to love nature and animals.
E: And be a little bit curious.
Do you think you both would like to work at the conservation center when you are adults?
J: It would be amazing to work there when we’re adults.
E: I agree! The vets, Doctor Bat and Doctor Tan, are really nice and they help so many animals that I think it would be special to be a vet one day.
What is something we can all do to protect our environment?
J: There are heaps of things anyone can do like planting trees and recycling
E: Trying not to use plastic
J: Tidying up after yourself
E: And caring for our environment when out in nature.
Last question, Are there any new adventures ahead for you?
E: Just recently, we saved some baby microbats.
J: Then we discovered a whole colony of the bats that were about to lose their home.
E: You’ll be able to read all about that adventure in the next story, ‘Microbat Mayhem.’
Want to know more about the Eco Rangers Pelican in Peril adventures?
Eco Rangers: Pelican in Peril by Candice Lemon-Scott
Illustrated by Aska
Published by New Frontier Publishing
Date: 1 April 2019
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