Maxi is an orphan bushbuck that had been hand raised by Daktari. She became so much a part of the Daktari family that we can't imagine living without her. She has been at Daktari since 2008 where she roams free. Everyday however she brings us a lovely visit to ask for food. She gave birth to Mini, who is still following her around.
We provide Maxi & Mini with food and care. Bushbucks are solitary animals except when accompanied by their young and are mainly active at dawn and dusk. Although Maxi & Mini are free to roam a round, they still depend on our help. We provide them with food that includes: birdseeds, game pellets, fruits, vegetables that we have to buy regularly.
Maxi & Mini have a happy life with our help. Mini is the 3rd offspring that Maxi gave birth to. Hopefully we can have many more in the future from Maxi or her babies to roam around. This creates a great opportunity for the local children to feed and touch them. It is important to know that bushbucks are usually poached for their meat in the villages. Having our two beloved antelopes around definitely creates a great impact and compassion on the local children.