How time flies! Tic and Tac have now been at DAKTARI for five months. It seems like not long ago that they arrived in our care for the first time after they were found on the ground.
Each day they are growing and are getting very big! In the night they are free to roam in the bush but come back in their enclosure at day to have food and sleep in their cosy enclosure.
They are incredibly friendly and love visiting the children and volunteers at dinner. We love their company and are fascinated by these funny little animals! The children and volunteers are interested in the behavior of nocturnal animals.
Our big bush baby, Banchee is also doing well. He continues to “cry” at night so the children can hear the fascinating sound he makes! They love visiting him during the night.
Thank you for contributing to the care of Banchee, Tic, and Tac. Without your generous support we wouldn’t be where we are today!
The DAKTARI Team
DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage is a special place in South Africa, we educate and inspire local children and communities
Dongo is one of the most important animal ambassadors to DAKTARI’s teaching program. The children love to greet him every morning on their dog walk and are always fascinated as they watch him getting fed in the afternoon.
In the coming months, we have many fun enrichment activities planned for him to make sure he gets a chance to play! This is something we look forward to working on with our Animal Manager and the volunteers.
Thank you for supporting Dongo the Wild Dog!
There is a big renovation going on at DAKTARI. Thanks to your generous support, the meerkats enclosure was updated with enrichment.
The overall goal is to improve our animals’ environment and care based on their natural behavior and instincts. The enrichments are physical habitat and food enrichment: the aim is to prolong feeding time and stimulate their hunting instinct.
The meerkats play a large role in the children’s education about the environment and they like to greet the new children by climbing on their enclosure.
Thank you for supporting our meerkat, we greatly appreciate it!