Looking for an Holiday gift idea that's sure to please? With DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage you can make a donation to an orphaned animal of your choice on behalf of a loved one. If you'd like, we will send you a personalised certificate that you can give as a gift. You can choose to support our Leopard, Bushbaby, Mongoose, Verreaux's Eagle, Crocodiles, Meerkats, Bushbuck or Caracal (see pictures).
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
We have a number of beautiful and interesting animals who have come to live at DAKTARI due to becoming orphaned, injured or simply because they were previously kept as pets and do not know how to survive in the wild. We spend a great deal of time and money on housing, feeding and rehabilitating these animals who would have no future without our help. Our goal is to make their lives as comfortable and happy as possible.
How will this project solve this problem?
By making a donation as an Holiday gift for a loved one, you will also be giving a special gift to your choice of animal. Good quality food is expensive, but we really aim to provide the animals with a natural, nutritious diet that is similar to what they would eat in the wild. We also want to make their enclosures as enriching as possible so that they don't get bored. Your donation will contribute towards keeping your chosen animal happy and healthy.
Potential Long Term Impact
With your help, we can work towards rehabilitating those animals who have the potential for release. Those that are unable to survive in the wild will stay with us to act as an educational medium to teach local underprivileged children to care about wildlife and conservation. In this way, these animals can act as ambassadors for their kind and serve to protect their species in the future.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
Every microproject is intended to use the donations it receives in accordance with its stated description; however, it is important to provide project leaders with the flexibility to maximize the potential benefit from the donations they receive. This means that your donation may be used as a part of the main project that supports this microproject, specifically Provide food and care for our leopard for one year. In this event, the project leader is required to post an update to the microproject detailing the results and reasons behind this change.
If you or any other donor is unhappy with the way their funds have been used, he or she can reallocate their donation using the GlobalGiving guarantee.