Pat & FriedaAnimal Stories

A happy ending for this little bush baby

Here at DAKTARI, we are always saving baby animals… some we find and some are brought to us. A few of the most common animals include; squirrels, bats, mongooses, bushbucks, klipspringers and bush babies. Bush babies are my personal favorite. Who wouldn’t love that little face with the big eyes? On March 13th, one of…

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Inside Oaks ProjectNews

The Inside Oaks Project

Saturday March 9th was a big day for Eva Diesel and her brother Steven. The duo came all the way from Corsica a few months ago for their Inside Oaks Project.  The Inside Oaks Project is a part of street artist JR’s big Inside Out Project. For this instalment of the global art project 72 portraits…

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dodgeballNews

Playing dodgeball for the rhinos

On Saturday March 2nd, some of our volunteers went down to The Thirsty Giraffe to participate in a charity dodgeball tournament.  The tournament was set up by Scales and all proceeds went to Flying 4 Rhino and the Pangolin Rescue Fund. Six of our volunteers teamed up to conquer the other eleven teams. But their efforts were to no avail…

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Morongwe & BarneyAnimal Stories

Animals are the best teachers

January has been a busy month again for our wildlife orphanage! We welcomed 5 new babies, four squirrels and one klipspringer. The DAKTARI team was first raising the 4 squirrels: Tracy, Morris, Wildy and Lana. These little babies fell from their nest earlier than they should. Some volunteers took care of them and they are…

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Silke & MoutonReviews

Silke: her dream comes true – Volunteer in July 2018

Hi there! My name is Silke, I’m 22 years young and live in Belgium. Normally, I was supposed to stay at DAKTARI for 4 weeks. However, after living my dream for 3 weeks, I realised I wasn’t ready to say goodbye yet and decided to add another 2. I’m sad to say that my adventure…

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Kudu Awards 2018News

Kudu Awards 2018

A few months ago DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage applied for the Kudu award, which is an initiative to celebrate the successes and contributions of individuals and groups in conservation management in South Africa. The awards are presented by the South African National Parks as a way of rewarding excellence in conservation by external stakeholders. It…

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Minnie & JPAnimal Stories

Goodbye, Minnie & JP

We said goodbye to our two jackals Minnie and JP on Wednesday The nice people from Umoya Khulula Wildlife Centre contacted us to tell us they have a big enclosure available for them and of course we couldn’t say no. They came to pick them up Wednesday afternoon and transported our beautiful jackals safely to their…

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TikkiAnimal Stories

Renovation of the meerkat enclosure

Over the last month, our animal team and volunteers worked hard to renovate a part of our meerkat enclosure. We dug out the old sand, put in some pipes for them to play in, brought fresh sand from the nearby river bed and decorated the enclosure with logs, plants and wooden platforms. Gasper and Tikki…

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anti poachingNews

Joining forces for a brighter future

On October, DAKTARI and the Anti-Poaching Unit of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) went to three local high schools (Maahlamele, Rakgolokwana and Leoma) to discuss the terrible crime of poaching and to do an anti-poaching demonstration. Approximately 900 students were present to meet Simon, Corlet and their Belgian Shepherd. Simon first explained what poaching…

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Joshua HopkinsReviews

Josh: a rewarding summer – Volunteer in June 2018

“Hello. My name is Joshua Hopkins or David as some people called me by my middle name for the first week or so. I am from Scotland and I stayed at DAKTARI for a total of 10 weeks. I really wanted to spend my summer doing something productive and rewarding and as I loved working…

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