Earning kudos! How a village girl went from saving a kudu to fighting poachers in Zimbabwe

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Belinda Ncube, 27, a wildlife ranger.
Belinda Ncube, 27, a wildlife ranger.
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When Belinda Ncube was just 11 years old, she stopped her uncles from killing a kudu that had been ensnared at Mabale village, bordering the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.

They were furious because a girl had stood in the way between their next meal and a few others to follow, at a time when rural communities in Zimbabwe were hardest hit by famine.

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