A Retired Cheetah Teaches Poor South African Youth

by DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage
Vetted
Dec 7, 2009

Predator Camp

The predator camp
The predator camp

Dear Supporters,

It was time to move forward with our cheetah camp project. The cost of the camp to the requirement of the donors of the retired cheetah was far out of our budget and we didn’t want to wait years to give the children the opportunity to admire a predator. A generous sponsor, a few private ones, and your donation gave us enough funds to build a smaller but very decent predator camp.

We went into action, bought supplies and with the man power donated by a Daktari friend the building started. The camp is almost completed and still need a few adjustments. In a few weeks we will be able to advertise the potential home for any predator in need and hopefully we will share our passion for our wildlife with our local children.

The camp is a quarter of a hectare (50m x 50m), has lots of trees, shade and a big water trough. Surely we can already picture a peaceful lion, an active leopard, a majestic cheetah or even a naughty hyena there and can’t wait for the next arrival.

We thank you for your support toward our work and hope you appreciate our move into action to achieve as much as we can for the survival or our rich wildlife protection. You can contact us to let us know how you feel about our decision on the use of your donation.

We will certainly need more camps to be built and will, in time, offer you another animal camp to sponsor through Global Giving. In the mean time you are more than welcome to support us toward our on going running project of covering the cost to welcome underprivileged children for a week of education about environment. You can follow this links below if you would like to carry on supporting our work.

We wish you a happy Christmas with your friends and family and look forward to hear from you.

Ian and Michele

The safety corridor
The safety corridor
The building material for the camp
The building material for the camp

Links:

Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

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.
   

Still want to help?

Support another project run by DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.