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Tuesday, 09 January 2018 18:19

New Year Update

Happy 2018! Here at DAKTARI we are very excited to start the New Year. Firstly, we want to say a big thank you to everyone who donated to our End of Year Giving campaign. We raised $8120, surpassing our goal of $5000 by $3120! This is a wonderful way to enter 2018 and we are grateful for your tremendous support. 


We have been closed for four weeks over the holiday period, giving us time and space to refurbish parts of the camp. Thanks to the hard work of our staff, the entire camp has been painted and some of the animal enclosures have been updated. This was possible due to the generous paint donation we received from Powafix. 


In addition to refurbishments, we have been very busy keeping our animals fed and comfortable and preparing for the year ahead. Over the holidays, we have welcomed a number of new arrivals to the camp including four new squirrels and a little chick named Chiquito.


This past weekend we welcomed our first volunteer of 2018, who is already a mum to a baby squirrel. It was found the day she arrived and requires round the clock care as it has yet to open its eyes.


We are eagerly anticipating the arrival of our new volunteers over the weekend and the start of our job-hunting students on Monday!



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