At the end of each week, our volunteers choose a "winner" of the week according to their politeness, participation in the classroom, and their general enthusiasm and behavior during their week at DAKTARI. On Friday, the children have a ceremony to end their week and a "winner of the week" is chosen. They are rewarded with a tree that they can plant at home or at school and are invited to participate in a day trip with the winners from the other weeks.
This time, we took the eight children for a day trip to Tshukudu Bush Camp for a game drive! Our volunteer coordinator and two other volunteers accompanied the children on the drive.
They saw many animals including zebra, giraffe, kudu, hippo, crocodile, waterbuck, impala, caracal and two rhino families! They learned a lot about the wildlife and animals thanks to the knowledge of the wonderful ranger Richard. The children were amazed by the animals and even got to touch three beautiful cheetahs that were raised on the reserve. This is the first time that they got to see many animals in the wild.
Thank you for your continued support without which this would not be possible!
The DAKTARI Team
Welcome back to the DAKTARI newsletter,
We are glad to welcome two new babies at DAKTARI, including our first Big Five!
A few weeks ago, we welcomed a baby sable antelope called Tango given to us by a nearby farm. We took in Tango when he was only 2 days old because his mother could not produce milk to feed him.
We recently welcomed Chimoya, a baby buffalo, given to us by a local farmer. We are taking care of her because her mum rejected her. She is now settled into her new enclosure with Tango, who is very happy to have a new friend!
Our volunteers are doing an amazing job of providing food and care for our two new babies! They are feeding them every few hours, making sure they receive all the attention they need.
When Tango and Chimoya grow enough to go by themselves they will be released in a neighboring reserve where they are free to enjoy the bush.
Thank you again for your valuable contribution.
This is a short message to say Thank You for your wonderful support of Martin our Cheetah!
Martin is doing well and is a great ambassador of DAKTARI!
DAKTARI works hard to educate and inspire local children to value their environment. The animals, like Martin, in our wildlife orphanage help us complete this mission by acting as ambassadors for their species.
Keeping all the animals at DAKTARI healthy and happy is an utmost priority that we are able to achieve thanks to you!
Thank you for your contribution to the care of Martin the Cheetah. Without your generous support, we wouldn't be where we are today!