Animal Stories

Vulture Rescue

DAKTARI received  a call from one of former environmental education students, who came to DAKTARI and became an Eco club member. The Cape Vulture was found on the river bed, lying by itself. As the lady, now an adult, remembered that we rescue animals and knowing that Vultures are endangered, she understood the importance of…

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ANIMAL UPDATES!

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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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…

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Lily the duikerAnimal Stories

Farewell, Lily

The end of May was quite rough here at DAKTARI. Those of you who came to volunteer with us in the last couple of years will definitely know Lily. She’s a duiker that was raised here and then released on our reserve. Every few days she still came into the camp to get some birdseed.…

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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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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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