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Oct 4, 2019

News from Martin

Martin the Cheetah
Martin the Cheetah

Martin our beautiful cheetah is now 14 years old and he is still in very good shape. He still acts as a great animal ambassador for our children. He quickly becomes the favourite animal of the children every week, especially when they see him at feeding time.

We are using the pulley as part of enrichment during dinner time which shows off his natural athletic side. The children love the opportunity to see what exactly a cheetah is capable of in the wild.

In the coming weeks, we will be providing more enrichment activities to his enclosure, so stay tuned!

Oct 4, 2019

Monty the mongoose in the spotlight

Monty the mongoose
Monty the mongoose

Those of you who have been following us for a while will remember Monty as the baby mongoose that came in in January of this year. Monty is a banded mongoose and was brought in when he was only a few weeks old.

 Our volunteers completely fell in love with him as they bottle-fed him, but he is quite a bit bigger now. He joined the big mongooses a few months back and has been having the time of his life playing and rolling around with them!

We are actually planning on releasing our adult mongooses soon and we couldn't be more excited about it! And we are sure Monty and the other mongooses feel the same way !

Oct 4, 2019

Celebrating SA Heritage Day with our children

Each week DAKTARI welcomes 8 children to spend a week participating in our environmental education programme. During 2018, 373 children passed through our gates for this life changing experience. We always make sure the children get the best memories out of their week at DAKTARI

September 24th marks South Africa's national Heritage Day where around the country people celebrate the many diverse cultures that make up our great land. The DAKTARI staff, volunteers and most importantly the children that week all celebrated in true SA style dressing up in traditional and colourful attire and enjoying a braai (barbecue) with some song and dance.

A true inspiring and fun day was had by all, and we could all learn about SA from the children.

 
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