| Mar 2, 2016
We have updates from the field!
The beautiful Jackals we welcomed!
We are well into 2016 now, but I hope that your start to the year has been as good as ours! We have been incredibly busy lately at the animal orphanage, and here are the highlights of what has been going on!
In the last few months we have had the arrival of a host of new animals. Smurfie, Sissi, and Speedy are all very young banded mongoose who arrived about two months ago. They came to DAKTARI separately but, because of their young age we have been able to bond them together and they are now living happily together!
In addition to the mongoose, we also welcomed another set of animals in threes! In early February we welcomed three jackals from Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre. The three young animals were taken to Moholoholo when they were very young, and they have been hand reared. We are hoping that at DAKTARI they will be able to fully grow and then hopefully we will be able to release them on the DAKTARI farm in the close future!
Not only have we been welcoming new animals, but we have also been doing work to improve some of the animal camps and the area in the farm around the camp! We have built a new enclosure which will soon house any new animals that may be coming to DAKTARI in the future. Moreover, over the past few days we have accommodated a camp to welcome a wild dog, as well as strongly improved the waterhole close to the camp to make it more durable and comfortable for animals to come and drink. It is not easy to build a structure that can hold the full weight of a one-tonne Giraffe!
Again, thank you so much for your continued support! It really makes a difference to us and to the animals that you help! You are a key part to our program, and we are so grateful to have you be on board with us! You do not go unappreciated!
From all of us at DAKTARI, we wish you the best!
Until the next time!
Dongo the wild dog in his new enclosure!
The mongoose living the hard life!
The great improvements on the water hole!