Provide food and care for our leopard for one year

by DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage
Jun 10, 2013

From our volunteer Mia Skjoldager


By Mia Skjoldager:

My name is Mia Maja Skjoldager, I am 24 years old and I come from Denmark. I’ve been at Daktari for 3 weeks now out of 3 months. While I have been here I’ve taught children about the environment, animals and how we should behave around people and animals.

The Leopard Shiloweni is doing fine. First time I met him he charged straight towards me, and did it a couple of times. I must say it did make me sweat a bit. Two weeks ago we found a dead baby zebra (probably died of natural causes), and the landowner gave us permission to feed it to the leopard. Another volunteer and I dragged it in to his enclosure. In the beginning he was just watching it from a distance, but when we drove of, he took it and dragged it into the bush :-).


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Thank you very much for your support toward the care and food for our leopard Shiloweni.


Best regards,


Ian and Michele Merrifield




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DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

Location: Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Michele Merrifield
Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province South Africa

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