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  1. 'The Lionesses': Kenya's elite all-female ranger unit

  2. Members of Team Lioness line up at Risa camp within the Olgulului conservancy in Amboseli, Kenya. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi

  3. Sharon Karaine, a member of Team Lioness, is welcomed by Maasai women in traditional costumes as she arrives home within the Olgulului conservancy in Amboseli, Kenya.

  4. Members of Team Lioness t their accommodation at Risa camp. The unit of eight women - one from each of the local clans - patrols the Olgulului community conservancy conservation area, 150,000 acres of land shared by wildlife and human beings.

  5. Members of Team Lioness take a break during a patrol. The unit is funded by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, which helped form the unit in 2017 to encourage more women to take part in conservation. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi

  6. Members of Team Lioness patrol in their pickup truck. "A few weeks ago during our patrol we came across people slaughtering a giraffe," one of the members told Reuters.

  7. An elephant walks near a patrol vehicle of Team Lioness at the Amboseli National park. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi

  8. Members of Team Lioness take a break under a tree. Sharon Nankinyi, a member of the unit, said the day she was chosen to enter the team was the best day of her life. "It's rare for a woman in our community to be a ranger.

  9. Members of Team Lioness collect firewood while patrolling within the Olgulului conservancy.

  10. A member of Team Lioness disembarks from a patrol truck. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi

  11. Sharon Karaine, a member of Team Lioness, prepares to go home after staying at Risa camp due to the coronavirus outbreak, within the Olgulului conservancy. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi

  12. Sharon Karaine, member of Team Lioness, talks to her grandmother Ntangile Minchil after arriving home from the Risa camp within the Olgulului conservancy. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi

  13. Elephants graze at Amboseli National park. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi

  14. A member of Team Lioness uses binoculars during a patrol.

  15. A member of Team Lioness serves dinner at Risa camp. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi

  16. Elephants graze at the Amboseli National park. TInternational Fund for Animal Welfare saysTeam Lioness managed to stop almost all poaching in the area last year.

  17. Sharon Karaine, member of Team Lioness, meets children to sensitize them against poaching. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi

  18. Members of Team Lioness take GPS coordinates for mapping during a patrol. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi

  19. Wildebeests are seen at Amboseli National park. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi

  20. Members of Team Lioness patrol within the Olgulului conservancy in Amboseli. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi