There is a big renovation going on at DAKTARI. Thanks to your generous support, the meerkats enclosure was updated with enrichment.
The overall goal is to improve our animals’ environment and care based on their natural behavior and instincts. The enrichments are physical habitat and food enrichment: the aim is to prolong feeding time and stimulate their hunting instinct.
The meerkats play a large role in the children’s education about the environment and they like to greet the new children by climbing on their enclosure.
Thank you for supporting our meerkat, we greatly appreciate it!
Our meerkats are doing great and have had a big update to their diet! Rather than eating so much fruit they are getting a lot more insects and meat to keep them healthy and happy.
We had quite a few meerkats join the DAKTARI family in 2017. Unfortunately, people keep them as pets and then often give them away when they are fully grown and start to bite. Due to their lack of survival skills, many of the meerkats are then unable to survive in the wild so we try and give them the best life possible whilst in captivity!
Our new animal assitant Marina has got some great ideas for enrichment to keep the meerkats stimulated and active!
A very big thank you from the meerkats and everyone at DAKTARI for your generosity and support!
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