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Sep 1, 2010

Daktari accommodates a beautiful predator

Shiloweni arriving at Daktari
Shiloweni arriving at Daktari

End of June Daktari was asked by the Karongwe Conservancy to take care of Shiloweni, a leopard who couldn’t be rehabilitated into the wild. Shiloweni is a full grown leopard and has no fear for human. This is why he was captured initially when it has been found out that he also had a problem with his canines which had to be removed. An attempt to rehabilitation was done but unfortunately, Shiloweni was losing condition as, without his teeth, he couldn’t protect his prey and himself from other predator. He was also found roaming too close to habitation, putting the lives of people in danger. Unfortunately, Shiloweni had to be kept in an enclosure for the rest of his life and Daktari was offered to take care of him while educating the local children about wildlife. The first days were a bit stressful for Daktari, the children and the leopard. It took all of us a little while to adapt to each other but we like to think that Shiloweni is now very comfortable and the children enjoy watching his daily feeding.

We thank you all for your continued support toward education and care of wild animals. Your donation is always a great help and we appreciate to have you by our side. Do not hesitate to contact us directly if you have any question about our project, we will always be happy to be in touch with you.

Have a lovely day,

Shiloweni showing his missing canines
Shiloweni showing his missing canines
Shiloweni happy at Daktari
Shiloweni happy at Daktari

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Jun 13, 2010

The Daktari car at Ramatau School

Daktari
Daktari's car at Ramatau School

It’s a very exciting time for all South Africans as we are the proud citizen welcoming the Soccer World cup. Flags, vuvuzela and euphoria are all over the country.

Most of the school had to re-schedule the school holidays so everybody can be a part of this great event.

There is no rest for the Daktari Team and we will miss most of this excitement as nothing will take us away from our mission. The Daktari Toyota Quantum is still going every Monday to the village to pick up 8 children and a youth to be educated about environment. We believe this is a priority and we know that our supporters rely on us to achieve our goals…. Daktari’s goal.

Without this car we would never be able to operate and we are thankful to the bank for trusting us and accepting a loan to buy this vehicle. The monthly repayment is very high and is affecting terribly our budget.

We appreciate your donation toward the balance of our loan so we can go forward in our project.

Thank you very much for your continued support.

Ian and Michele

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Jun 13, 2010

The soccer world cup does not stop Daktari

Studing a mammals book
Studing a mammals book

It’s a very exciting time for all South Africans as we are the proud citizen welcoming the Soccer World cup. Flags, vuvuzela and euphoria are all over the country.

There is no rest for the Daktari Team and we will miss most of this animation as nothing will take us away from our mission and own goals.

We have now finished educating all the grade 8 children from Lepono School. We made contact with another school that was also very keen on sending their pupils to Daktari. We now welcome the students from Nareng school and carry on with Ramatau School. Our reputation in the village is growing and we receive numerous phone calls from other schools or even individual local people who would also like to send their children to Daktari. We will soon have to extend our project and need to secure our funds.

Thanks to your continued support which allows us to anticipate further development toward the education of our children and protection of the environment.

Outdoor education
Outdoor education

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