Donation Options

Provide food and care for our leopard for one year

 
$2,205
$3,795
Raised
Remaining

Summary

In the wild Shiloweni, the leopard, was getting too close to humans. He had to be relocated but unfortunately, during this process he lost his canines. Therefore he couldn't be rehabilitated and was sent to Daktari. Our beloved Shiloweni needs your help for his care at Daktari. $6.000 will provide Shiloweni with food, veterinary care and maintenance of his solar powered electric fence for one full year.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Leopards are solitary animals, this means that they hunt alone and have to defend their own territory. Shiloweni can still hunt but since he lost his canines he cannot pull his prey up a tree, in which case hyenas, lions or other predators could easily steal his food. After a failed attempt to relocate him, it was clear he could not defend himself from rivals either. DAKTARI was able to give him a suitable home where he would be fed and safe from any other predators.

How will this project solve this problem?

Shiloweni is a rather large leopard and needs a lot of food which we have to buy from butchers or other farms. As they can easily jump any other fence, ours is enforced with electric lines. These are solar powered but require maintenance. With your help we can feed him, maintain his camp and give him the required medical assistance in case of illness or injury in the future.

Potential Long Term Impact

Shiloweni is still a young leopard and has at least another 10 years ahead of him. With your help we can keep him happy and include him in our educational program to teach the local underprivileged children about their environment. This teaches them that killing wildlife is unnecessary and that there are other solutions to protect their livestock. These solutions will help keep their environmental heritage alive.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,205
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $3,795
Total Funding Goal: $6,000

Resources

Donate by US Mobile Phone

Text GIVE 13997 to 80088 to donate $10 to Provide food and care for our leopard for one year. Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones.
TXT MSG from our lawyers: Note that your $10 donation will be made to the GlobalGiving Foundation-Provide food and care for our leopard for one year project. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by the account holder. You must reply YES to the confirmation message. You must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Text STOP to 80088 to stop all communication. Text HELP to 80088 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Full Terms: www.mGive.org/T. Privacy Policy: goto.gg/privacy.
An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Organization

Project Leader

Michele Merrifield

Founder
Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province South Africa

Where is this project located?

Map of Provide food and care for our leopard for one year
Close
Great; we do too!
Enter your email address to receive updates from this project and from GlobalGiving
We respect your privacy.