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Luna and Pedro in DAKTARI

Last month, we welcomed Luna, a blind Southern African hedgehog from the Gauteng area. She was found with her baby. As she was blind, she could not be rehabilitated contrary to her baby who was old enough to live on its own. The separation must have been hard for her but we gave her another…

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Goodbye Little Boy…

Yesterday was a painful blow for the whole DAKTARI family, as we lost one of our iconic personalities. Our very pregnant Dassie Little Boy breathed her last in our office. She went into labour around 5 pm next to all of us working in the office and settled in a spot underneath some of the…

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Brigitte Bardot Fondation

We would like to say a huge thank you to the Brigitte Bardot Fondation for their latest donation! This will contribute to the food and card for all our animals! Thanks to this donation we can choose the best for our animals, and feed them with a specific diet when necessary. Pop-Corn, our little dassie, has…

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Melvin’s Promises

  During their week at DAKTARI, the children receive many lessons, through games, in their classroom, in nature, with animals, with volunteers… Our goal is to have a positive impact on every child, through our teaching program as well as all the moments of life shared at DAKTARI… Today we wanted to share with you…

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Maake Success Story

  Maake Matlou, a 21 years old former DAKTARI student we had in 2016, for our environmental educational program. In 2020 as Covid-19 hit the world, we were busy with a project of distributing food parcels to the people who need it the most in our local communities. As posts were posted on our social…

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STORY OF CASSIUS

A few months ago, a young student named Cassius from the University of South Africa who was studying Animal Welfare contacted us by email as he needed to do a practical placement in animal care to complete his qualification. However, all doors were closed to him and he was so desperate… Michèle, as a French…

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DongoAnimal Stories

Rest in Peace Dongo

Remember Dongo, the wild dog that was injured after being hit by a car? He was looked after for more than 20 years! Normally they live to about 7 years in the wild so, despite his permanent injury, he was well looked after! We are sad to tell you that he was put down to…

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NyalouAnimal Stories

Nyalou gets his mobility back

Nyalou joined the DAKTARI Family in 2016 as an orphan, he had been left alone by his mom for two days in the bush. He was in desperate need for help and without any hesitation, Michele cared for him and bottle-fed him. With a lot of patience, dedication and love, Nyalou got healthy and strong.…

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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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