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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 09:41

DAKTARI Welcomes New Animal Manager



DAKTARI is lucky enough to welcome Nodia Mametja, our new Animal Care Manager. Read a short interview with Nodia to find out more about him! 


What is your name and where are you from? 

My name is Nodia Mametja and I am from the Oaks Village.


Why is the environment important to you?

I feel like we are all connected to the environment and that is why it is so important to look after it. When I was younger I really enjoyed spending time in the environment. As I grew I started searching for different projects and opportunities that would allow me to work in the environment. I joined DAKTARI so I could gain more experience in this field.


Why did you decide to work at DAKTARI?

I decided to work at DAKTARI because I have a passion for working with animals. For me, being here is a dream come true.  


What is your favourite animal at DAKTARI and why? 

My favourite animal is Molly the bush pig. She is so friendly! I wish I could spend all day with her because she is so sweet. 


What are you most looking forward to about working at DAKTARI? 

I am looking forward to working with animals and the environment at the ground level. I would like to rehabilitate animals and release them back into the wild. All of the animals here seem happy but I think soon it will be time for some of them to go and live in the bush in the wild. 


We are happy to have you join us Nodia and we can't wait to report on your great work in the coming months!  


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