Wildlife Vet Online Dr Peter Rogers

Wildlife Vet Online – The Expedition Project

Discover the Wildlife Vet Online courses! On The Expedition Project As a Wildlife Orphanage, we are the forever home of many injured or orphaned animals that require special attention and care. Although Ian and Michele have many years of experience in looking after wild animals, we also need a qualified vet that can help us…

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A little Dassie story! By Michele Merrifield

This is the lovely story of Michele and her dassies: The time we are going through due to the pandemic is very sad and lacks all forms of enthusiasm. Therefore, I decided to share my Dassie story with you hoping it will put a smile on your face at least for the day! Everybody knows…

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We are glad to share the following animal updates with you! DASSIES The four youngsters of the dassie family had grown significantly so we decided it was time to let them go! We released the family of 6 altogether at the end of June. We keep feeding them from time to time to help them…

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500 food parcels delivered!

DAKTARI keeps supporting the communities during these difficult times by distributing food parcels. So far, we have distributed 500 parcels, or 42,000 meals to 9 different villages. Let us take you through the whole process so you can have an idea of how we do it! How did we choose the families? We work with…

Campaign Stories

Fighting hunger in local communities: food distribution

We are all going through unprecedented and challenging times, and as it is a small NGO, DAKTARI is heavily impacted by this crisis. Schools and borders have been closed since March, thus we cannot run our onsite environmental education program. This has resulted in a significant lack of income, when we still have 80+ animals…


DAKTARI’s response to COVID-19 outbreak

First of all, we hope that everyone is keeping well during this crisis, and our thoughts go out to those who have been impacted by the virus in any way. At DAKTARI we have taken some measures at early stages to help prevent the spread of the virus: – We are not taking kids onsite…

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Jennyfer: Mobotse – Volunteer in October 2019

Mobotse. Mobotse in Sepedi means beautiful in English.  Mobotse is the word that comes to my mind when I look back at the two weeks I spent at DAKTARI. Mobotse were the office staff, the volunteers, the kids, the kitchen and maintenance staff, the animals. Mobotse was the Sepedi language I tried to speak, the…

Animal Stories

We said goodbye to our cheetah Martin

It is with a broken heart that we have to let you all know that our beloved cheetah Martin passed away peacefully on February 17th. Martin had not been feeling great in the past few days. He is old, around 20 years old, so we were monitoring very closely any sign of potential sickness. On…

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From raising Pacou to releasing Pacou!

But Pacou is a waterbuck that was brought to us back in April. We raised bottle fed him and did everything we could to save him. Raising antelope is a big task that requires a lot of time and effort and that doesn’t always have a happy ending. If you’d like to see how exactly…