Campaign Stories

Fighting hunger in local communities: food distribution

We are all going through unprecedented and challenging times, and as it is a small NGO, DAKTARI is heavily impacted by this crisis. Schools and borders have been closed since March, thus we cannot run our onsite environmental education program. This has resulted in a significant lack of income, when we still have 80+ animals…

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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…

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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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Check out our new dorms!

Before coming to volunteer for a year, our marketing manager Silke set up a fundraiser for our organization. She raised almost R27.000 and decided to use that money to renovate the dorms for the children attending our environmental education program. The dorms were in need of a new lick of paint and some renovations and…

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Taking our winners of the week on a game drive!

Sunday was an exciting day for our winners of the week from the past 8 weeks! They were invited by Sausage Tree Safari Camp to go on a game drive on their beautiful reserve. The children had an amazing experience as they saw rhino, elephants, hyena, zebra and many more incredible wildlife! And all of that because they…

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