Feed our Mongoose Bandit for a whole year!

A microproject by DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage


Our Banded Mongoose 'Bandit' needs food to survive. We feed him with fruit, mealworms and meat. Bandit would like your help of $300 to cover his food and care for a year.
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A baby Banded Mongoose was found by a Great Dane dog, the dog was very gentle and brought him to his owners. They were very surprised with his present. Those kind people brought Bandit to Daktari, so he can be with other mongooses. He was only 3 weeks old when he got here. We have been taking care of Bandit every since and we love him very much.


We provide Bandit with food and care. Banded Mongooses are highly social animals that live in packs of about a 12 to about 30. Packs sleep in dens (termite mounds, fallen trees,) together and forage in loose groups. Food is detected mainly by smell and sight by digging in soil and rooting in dung. They eat mostly insects but also fruit and small vertebrates. Banded mongooses have one of the biggest mammal social groups in the world.

Long-Term Impact

Bandit has a happy life with our help. It is our goal to release him, when we have a group of minimum 12 Banded mongooses that can live together. He is an excellent educational medium for the local children we welcome every week. They absolutely love Bandit as he is so cute and gentle. It is important to know that mongooses are sometimes killed for their meat in the villages. Having our beloved cute Bandit 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

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