A year food for Maxi & Mini our Bushbucks

$640 $0
Raised Remaining


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.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

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.

How will this project solve this problem?

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.

Potential 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.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $640

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $640 .  The original project funding goal was $540.



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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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Environmental Education for over 300 Children
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Project Leader

Michele Merrifield

Hoedspruit, Limpopo South Africa

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