Provide food & care for our African Hawk Eagle

A microproject by DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage
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Summary

Our African Hawk Eagle 'Scotty' needs food to survive. We feed her chickens and rodents. Scotty would like your help of $600 to cover her food and care for a whole year.
$600
total raised
6
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

Scotty is an African Hawk Eagle that was found on a game reserve close by with a broken wing. The people who found her brought her to Daktari and we have been taking care of her ever since. Scotty had surgery last year to fix her wing. Our vet did a very good job, however there is only a small chance for her to fly again.

Solution

We provide Scotty with food and care. The social structure of eagles is usually a monogamous pair. Eagles can see 8 times better than humans, because of that they are excellent hunters. Our African Hawk Eagle is not able to hunt anymore, with the money you sponsor we will be able to provide her with food for a year. Scotty recovered well after her operation, however she is still not able to fly and might never be released.

Long-Term Impact

Scotty has a happy life with our help. It is our goal to rehabilitate her when she can fly again. But until then she is an excellent educational medium. It is important to know that eagles are usually poached because of a lack of knowledge in the villages. A lot of locals think that eagles bring bad luck or will eat their livestock, which usually ends up in shooting them. Having our beloved African Hawk Eagle around definitely creates a great impact and compassion on the local children.

Resources

http:/​/​www.daktaribushschool.org
Daktari Facebook Page
Daktari Volunteer Programme
Daktari Twitter Page
Daktari website

Organization Information

DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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