A Retired Cheetah Teaches Poor South African Youth

by DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage
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



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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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