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…

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.…

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…

white stork daktari wildlife orphanageAnimal Stories


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…

food parcels deliveredCampaign Stories

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…


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…