Welcome back in the Martin Newsletter.
DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage is a special place in South Africa, we educate and inspire local children and communities to take care of the environment and the animals.
Like all DAKTARI animals, Martin is an ambassador of DAKTARI and play a large role in the children’s education about the environment. Twice per day, the children assist our volunteers and staff with animal feeding and care. This is the opportunity for the children to see an animal up close and get familiar with them!
Our Animal Manager and his Assistant are working on new enrichment to keep Martin healthy and happy at DAKTARI.
Thank you for your continued support, without you we wouldn’t be where we are today!
Best wishes from all of us,
The DAKTARI team
This is a short message to say thank you for your wonderful support of Martin, our Cheetah!
We are pleased to report Martin is a lively animal in good health. Like many of the animals at DAKTARI, his diet plan has been updated in January 2018 to keep him even healthier.
During the next following weeks, our new Animal Assistant will update his enclosure with enrichments. The overall goal is to improve Martin’s environment and care based on his natural behavior and instincts. The enrichments are physical habitat and food enrichment: the aim is to prolong feeding time and stimulate his hunting instinct.
From Martin and everyone at DAKTARI, thank you once again. We wouldn’t be where we are today without your support!
This April we have welcomed a number of animals to the DAKTARI family including a new baby Sable Antelope called Tony. He arrived from a neighboring farm and is enjoying his new home with Tango the baby Sable Antelope and Chimoya the baby buffalo.We have also got two new babies mongoose, Eddie and Crash, that are slowly settling in and will soon join our mongoose family. When the pack is big enough, we plan to release them back to the bush.Our final addition to the family is Joe the baby squirrel. He was found abandoned a few days ago and has been hand raised by our volunteers. He is very actives and loves to jump and climb all over the branches in his new enclosure.
We also recently welcomed Beth, our new Animal Assistant. She is from England and will be staying with us for 6 months. Beth will help our Animal Manager,Johnson, with the care and welfare of DAKTARI's animals.