DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

The mission of Daktari is to inspire, motivate, and educate underprivileged children to care for their environment through the medium of a wildlife orphanage.
Give a meerkat those winter clothes
 
Make a memorable gift this holiday season and support DAKTARI's 8 meerkats! Your donations will be used to provide food, care, and fun for Madonna, Tiki, and the other meerkats in 2017. Donate as a gift for someone else (and leave the gloves and hat at home) or donate for yourself!
Let a jackal have the tie this year
 
Make a memorable gift this holiday season and support DAKTARI's jackals! Your donations will be used to provide food, care, and fun for Minnie and JP in 2017. Donate as a gift for someone else (and leave the tie at home) or donate for yourself!
A cheetah got hold of that ugly sweater
 
Make a memorable gift this holiday season and support DAKTARI's largest resident, Martin the cheetah! Your donations will be used to provide food, care, and fun for Martin in 2017. Donate as a gift for someone else (and leave the sweater at home) or donate for yourself!
Educate African children to save their environment
 
Through the medium of a wildlife orphanage and our location in the middle of the bush, our mission is to inspire and educate underprivileged South African children to care for their environment, while creating awareness about environmental job opportunities. DAKTARI works with volunteers from all around the world to teach children and provide care for our animals. Find out more and sign up to volunteer through the links below! project reportread updates from the field
Provide food&care for ALL our animals for 1 year!
 
The mission of DAKTARI is to inspire, develop and educate underprivileged children to care for their environment through an immersive experience at a wildlife orphanage. All the animals at DAKTARI can not be reintroduced into the wild either due to injury or because they are too used to humans and could become a danger to local farms. The maintenance of the animals is crucial not only for their wellbeing but also because of the huge support they provide in teaching children about nature. project reportread updates from the field
Rural community empowerment in South Africa
 
South Africa's environment is severely touched by poverty, pollution and poaching. DAKTARI's Outreach Program aims to expand our impact from within the community. By taking an approach to empower and involve the local people, we believe we can support and improve both the quality of life in the village and better the future of the upcoming generations. Through initiatives with the municipality and biweekly environmental lessons at the high schools and preschools, we are making a difference. project reportread updates from the field
Make DAKTARI Greener with New Solar Batteries
 
DAKTARI's camp uses a generator and solar panels to power the houses, kitchen, and office. Although the solar panels are green, the batteries that are needed to store the power for use at night are not. Also, they are constantly needing to be replaced and are very, very expensive. DAKTARI is raising funds to replace our old batteries with newer, lithium ion batteries . The newer technology allows for longer battery life and greener energy use. project reportread updates from the field
Over 220 South African youth educated about nature
 
Our mission is to inspire and educate underprivileged children to care for their environment, through the medium of a wildlife orphanage, while increasing their environmental job opportunities. project reportread updates from the field
Provide food and care for our leopard for one year
 
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. project reportread updates from the field
ONE BRICK AT A TIME - BUILD4DAKTARI
 
DAKTARI is a bush school and a wildlife orphanage. Our mission is to educate local underprivileged children to care for their environment. Because DAKTARI is developing, we need: -To extend the office. We require more space to accommodate the volunteers who are working to develop our bush school and community projects. -To build 2 ablution blocks, 1 for the children and another for our 8 dedicated local staff. -To build 3 cement platforms on which to install tents that will house volunteers. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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