A year food for Maxi & Mini our Bushbucks

A microproject by DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage
$640 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
Our two bushbucks Maxi and her daughter Mini need food to survive. We feed them vegetables, fruits, birdseeds and game pellets. Maxi & Mini would like your help of $540 to cover their food for a year.


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.

Long-Term Impact

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.


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Organization Information

DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

Location: Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province - South Africa
Website: http://www.daktaribushschool.org
Project Leader:
Michele Merrifield
Hoedspruit, Limpopo South Africa

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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