Our new Animal and Camp Manager!
My name is Marta Miguel and I am the new Animal and Camp Manager at DAKTARI. I am Portuguese and 24 years old.
After working as a research assistant with a couple animal rescue and rehabilitation centres in other African countries, I decided it was time to get my hands dirty - literally!
I arrived at DAKTARI a month ago. Like many others, I started by teaching the kids who come to spend the week at DAKTARI, alongside other volunteers. The experience allowed me to get a better idea of what the project is all about.
After spending my first week with the children, it was time to get down to business! Since then, my days are spent trying to improve our fellow residents' quality of life and making sure they are happy! That being said, two days are never the same, and there's always something to keep busy with :)
It has been such a fantastic experience being able to work with these animals, and I hope you get the chance to live it one day as well!