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By Amy Hulme
After a slow start to the year, I am pleased to say
that we are now back on our feet and well into
2014! January, February and March have flown by
but not without 70 + children passing through, 6
new animals and a range of enclosure updates
around the camp. As always, we have to thank you
for your continued support that keeps us going.
I hope you enjoy the following slides with a round
up of the best bits – all the best, Amy Hulme.
DAKTARI TV STARS!
In February we welcomed back
Celia, who filmed the DAKTARI
documentary that aired in December.
This time she brought her students with
her and they will all produce their own
short films about DAKTARI to support
our marketing. Thank you so much!
Thanks to the amazing support we
received at Christmas time for our
virtual gifts, we were able to upgrade
many enclosures with comfy
hammocks, tunnels and ladders.
Gasper and Tiki were very happy!
We had a wonderful February and a
wonderful Valentines Day thanks to all who
contributed to our Sponsor a Child and
Donate to an Animal campaigns on Global
Giving. Some of the funds raised allowed
these beautiful girls to attend DAKTARI over
the Valentines week.
RELEASING THE DASSIES
Sadly we found a few unexplained dead
baby Dassies in our enclosure. We
made the decision to release them all
and they have stayed around the camp!
During the release we rescued one baby
who is now part of the family. More on
him in the following slides
“AIN‟T NO PARTY LIKE A DAKTARI STREET PARTY!”
March 15th saw the return of our famous Street Party! 1 dirt road, surrounded
by game reserves, braai-ing sausages and beer under the African stars– what
more could you want? A big thanks to everyone who came along, it was a lot of
fun and raised 3,500 Rand for DAKTARI. We‟ll drink to that!
More mad pictures on our Facebook page.
MRS STRAUSS‟S STRESSFUL DAY
In February, Poor Mrs Strauss our
female ostrich suffered a serious
laceration to the back of her neck. We
are not sure how it happened but as
soon as we noticed it the Vet had to be
Even after darting her, it took a few
hands to hold her still and keep her
temperature down from the mid-day
sun. Thankfully after cleaning, stitching,
dressing the wound - and an added vet
bill, Mrs Strauss made a full recovery
Hello, I‟m Cachou
the baby Dassie. I
love to eat mango
and jump on the
Michele is my mum
and I am definitely
I am Coco, the wise
old Giant Eagle Owl. I
am a mature bird and
I don‟t care for noise. I
am happy to be living
out my retirement at
Hi I‟m Stoffles! I was
hand raised by a
family and they let
me go free. But I was
too scared, so I
someone's door and
they brought me to
Daktari. I love my
new girlfriend Nwana
My name is Nwana,
it means „baby‟ in
I‟m very cheeky and
I love to go for
walks and catch
insects. Stoffles is
my new boyfriend –
but I wear the
I‟m Irishka! It‟s a
Russian name. I
am about 6 weeks
old, but I can cry
very loud when I
want something! I
love to eat big juicy
worms and to sleep
on my hot water
During the months
March we gave 79
educational week at
We couldn’t do it
COMMUNITY HOME STAYS
DAKTARI Outreach Programme is very
excited with their new community home
stays. This great new partnership with
families in The Oaks village means that
our volunteers can stay with a local
African family, for one or two nights, for
the ultimate cultural experience at just
300 Rand. All the money goes to the
families providing them with extra income
generation for their families.
So far, all the volunteers have thoroughly
enjoyed it. For more info visit
www.daktaribushschool.org and click on
Coming soon to the Oaks Village! The
Outreach team have sourced a supplier
of solar cookers and very soon, Tshepo,
our solar representative will be selling
them in her own community. We hope
to reduce the cutting of trees for fire
wood, reduce the cooking relating
labour of women and promote
sustainable, affordable living
Keep an eye on the Outreach Facebook
page for the latest updates!
We are over the moon for Kutullo who
has successfully passed his driving
license, and for Portia who got the job
as a housekeeper at Shikwari Bush
Lodge! Well done guys
CATHERINE PERKINS CARACAL CAMP
This is a HUGE thank you to the lovely
Catherine Perkins for sponsoring the
extension of our Caracal, Shangaan‟s,
The building and furnishing is now
complete and Shangaan is absolutely
loving his new space to roam. It is
wonderful to see him in his new and
Thank you again Catherine
Werner Fischer from the company Flexopower who
donated 10 solar panels for DAKTARI! They will
provide efficient, cost effective and sustainable
power to our camp. Wonderful
Visit their website here: http://www.flexopower.com
Thank you so much to all who contributed to paying
off our Quantum mini bus in January – there are too
many names to mention! But you all know who you
are and we are very very appreciative of your
commitment to DAKTARI.
The Quantum is now paid off!
In South Africa
Bank: First National Bank, Hoedspruit, SA
Swift number: FIRN ZA JJ
Branch Number: 270652
Account Number: Cheque Account (Non-Profit)
Name: Daktari Wildlife Orphanage, South Africa
Bank: Sparkasse Münsterland-Ost
Konto-Nummer: 1350 88 888.
Name: Spendensammelverein Münster e.V.
Reference: DAKTARI-Südafrika – Busch-Schule &
Wildwaisen - Station
In The Netherlands
Name: YEP for Africa
If you are
donating from the
UK or USA use the
global giving links
to the left, or
from South Africa
and Europe use the
details to the right
or Pay Pal button
SPONSOR A CHILD FOR EASTER
Sponsor an underprivileged child on behalf of your
loved one. Receive a personalised voucher to give
as a gift and a full follow up report.
Click here to buy now on GlobalGiving!
DONATE TO AN ANIMAL FOR EASTER
Sponsor a DAKTARI animal of your choice on
behalf of your loved one. Receive a personalised
voucher to give as a gift and a full follow up report.
Click here to buy now on GlobalGiving!
VOLUNTEER EMMA DAWSON
1. I am from England!
2. I am 23 years old
3. I came to Daktari as a GVI intern volunteer
4. I am staying at Daktari for 4 months!
5. Whilst at DAKTARI I decided to stay another 2 months
and help out with the Outreach Programme