Provide food & care for our African Hawk Eagle

$600 $0
Raised Remaining


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.

What is the issue, problem, or 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.

How will this project solve this problem?

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.

Potential 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.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $600

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 $600 .  The original project funding goal was $600.



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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
Our mission is to inspire and educate underprivileged children to care for their environment, through the medium of a wildlife orphanage, while creating awareness about environmental job opportunities. project reportread updates from the field


Project Leader

Michele Merrifield

Hoedspruit, Limpopo South Africa

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