Feed our porcupine, Yster, for a year!

$300 $0
Raised Remaining


Our Cape Porcupine, Ystervark, needs food to survive. We feed him a variety of vegetables such as carrot and beetroot as well as dog food. Yster would like your help of $300 to cover his food and care for a whole year.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Yster came from a family who hand-raised him, but when he got bigger he started eating the furniture! They took him to a wildlife rehabilitation centre and, after a short while, he ended up at Daktari. Because he was hand-raised, he is unsure of how to provide for himself in the wild. Although Yster is free to roam, we make him welcome on Daktari's private reserve where he is fed and protected.

How will this project solve this problem?

Because of his upbringing, Yster cannot survive in the wild without help. We have to supply him with food and a safe environment. With your support, we will be able to continue caring for him.

Potential Long Term Impact

Yster has a happy life with us, which we try to make as natural as possible. He and his friend, Spikey, visit us every evening. Yster is an excellent teaching medium for the children that join us each week. As porcupines are nocturnal creatures, they are something that many of the children have never seen before. Yster is very friendly and loveable and we hope we can continue to use him to change the attitudes of these children, many of whom will have been taught that porcupines are pests.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $300

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $300 .  The original project funding goal was $300.



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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Michele Merrifield

Hoedspruit, Limpopo South Africa

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