Minnie & JPAnimal Stories

Goodbye, Minnie & JP

We said goodbye to our two jackals Minnie and JP on Wednesday The nice people from Umoya Khulula Wildlife Centre contacted us to tell us they have a big enclosure available for them and of course we couldn’t say no. They came to pick them up Wednesday afternoon and transported our beautiful jackals safely to their…

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TikkiAnimal Stories

Renovation of the meerkat enclosure

Over the last month, our animal team and volunteers worked hard to renovate a part of our meerkat enclosure. We dug out the old sand, put in some pipes for them to play in, brought fresh sand from the nearby river bed and decorated the enclosure with logs, plants and wooden platforms. Gasper and Tikki…

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anti poachingNews

Joining forces for a brighter future

On October, DAKTARI and the Anti-Poaching Unit of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) went to three local high schools (Maahlamele, Rakgolokwana and Leoma) to discuss the terrible crime of poaching and to do an anti-poaching demonstration. Approximately 900 students were present to meet Simon, Corlet and their Belgian Shepherd. Simon first explained what poaching…

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Joshua HopkinsReviews

Josh: a rewarding summer – Volunteer in June 2018

“Hello. My name is Joshua Hopkins or David as some people called me by my middle name for the first week or so. I am from Scotland and I stayed at DAKTARI for a total of 10 weeks. I really wanted to spend my summer doing something productive and rewarding and as I loved working…

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Léna BlosseReviews

Léna: an adventure of a lifetime – Volunteer in August 2018

“My name is Léna, I am 20 years old, I come from France and I stayed 3 weeks at DAKTARI. I always wanted to do volunteering and I decided in November 2017 that it would be this year ! So I did a huge amount of research on the internet about volunteering, others volunteer’s experiences, organisations all around…

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MarineReviews

Marine: volunteer with children – Volunteer in June 2018

I had to do a civic internship for my school, I decided to take this opportunity to realise something special and go abroad. I was already really involved in the children cause around the world with the NGO UNICEF and also in the environmental cause in my all-day life. Then I found DAKTARI, which works at…

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Ophélie & JulieReviews

Ophélie & Julie: friends adventure – Volunteers in June 2018

“Hello ! We are Ophélie and Julie. We are 23 years old and come from Belgium. We stayed at DAKTARI for three weeks. We wanted to volunteer abroad and were looking for a project that was meaningful to us. As future childhood psychologists, we wanted to work with children. Taking care of animals and the environment were other…

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mongooseAnimal Stories

Enrichment of the mongooses enclosure

This month, we renovated the adult mongooses enclosure by adding more logs and plants. The volunteers arranged the enclosure so that it looks more like their natural habitat. Old tyres from the cars were also recycled to make tunnels and provide the mongooses something to climb on. We are adding fresh branches to the enclosure every…

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Alix BelletReviews

Alix Bellet – Volunteer in July 2018

Alix comes from Belgium, she is 18 years old and stayed 2 weeks at Daktari. “I was looking for an organisation that would allowed me to work with animals. DAKTARI was the only one that allowed me to feed them, clean their enclosures…And I loved taking care of them. Martin, the cheetah is the most impressive animal…

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