A good quality and balanced diet – This covers the cost of food for the animal that you sponsor. This includes any special supplements the animal may need as well as some extra treats!
Daily maintenance of the enclosures – This includes all of the materials to carry out the cleaning as well as the disinfectant used to keep everything in pristine condition.
Improvements and updates of enclosures – In addition to the maintenance of the enclosures, your donation will go towards any necessary upkeep that may be required. Moreover, if you would like, you could also sponsor the building of a new enclosure.
Enrichment activities – To stimulate the animals through punctual activities or building a new toy or tool to put in the animal’s enclosure.
AS A SPONSOR YOU WILL RECEIVE:
A quarterly update of your animal’s progress in the form of an e-card
If you make a commitment to sponsor an animal for a year, your name will be on the enclosure of the animal you sponsor
You can pop in and visit anytime should you find yourself in the area
You will be personally participating in the conservation of South Africa’s wildlife
ANIMALS YOU CAN ADOPT:
Mr & Mrs Strauss - Ostriches
The four members of the Strauss family were rescued by DAKTARI from an ostrich farm. They were going to be euthanized due to their small size. One of the pairs was released onto a private reserve leaving more room for Mr & Mrs Strauss at DAKTARI.
We currently have three mongoose living at DAKTARI, all males, named Goose, Moose and Peppi. The first two have been found as babies without their mother hand-reared here, and the other one was kept as a pet and then brought to us.
Scotty was found in Phalaborwa by the owners of a private game reserve after it was thought she flew into a power line. DAKTARI took in Scotty but after a few days it became apparent that her wound was most likely due to a gun shot.
DAKTARI started buying rabbits and guinea pigs two years ago as part of the sensibilisation program for the children. It is great to have them as the children can safely interact with them and learn how to care for them.
Coco came to us in 2009 and will be peacefully living out his days at DAKTARI. Valerie joined Coco in 2017 having been found after she was hit by a car in Phalaborwa. Her left wing had to be amputated and as a result she is now unable to be released.
Telo and Duma are two brothers who were found as abandoned cubs and taken to a rehabilitation centre.
They were hand raised and unfortunately because of their close contact with humans, they lost their fear of humans and could not be reintroduced back into the wild. The only solution was to give these two boys a second chance of living happily and peacefully at the rehabilitation centre for the rest of their lives.
Toto & Buddy both arrived at DAKTARI at the beginning of 2017. Toto was found on the road and was the first to arrive at DAKTARI. Buddy was found on the floor after he fell out of his nest and was hand raised at a nearby rehabilitation centre. In March 2023, Winnie joined the other owls due to her broken wing, which made it impossible for her to survive in the wild.