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Daktari Newsletter May - June

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Daktari Newsletter May - June

  1. 1. DAKTARI Newsletter May – June 2013
  2. 2. New Additions: Hey, I’m Munchkin the Banded Mongoose. You probably remember Bandit, well me and him are best buddies. Don’t tell him this, but I think I’m in love with him. I like to play hard to get though... Hello sweet people, I’m Homola which in sepedi stands for Silent. I’m causing quite a stir around camp as I am always asking the volunteers to feed me. Once I got a bit confused though and accidently head-butted our blind donkey, Eeyore, in the stomach! Luckily he is a gentlemen and just grunted and walked on.
  3. 3. Bird News: ‘Kakaaa Kakaaa’, which is hello in my language. I’m the magnificent Verraux Eagle aka Black Eagle, but you can call me Jumper. I rule this place, as all the other birds fear me and the humans can’t help but admire me. The local children that visit me are afraid at first but I tell them ‘kiko kika’ which means don’t worry, I will not hurt you. After that they love me and I enjoy all the attention I get!
  4. 4. More Mongoose News: What’s up? I’m sure you still remember me, the one and only notorious Bandit! Well as you can see I have grown a bit and I’m still adored by everybody  I’m living with this new chick called Munchkin, she is beautiful, but please don’t tell her I said that. I can’t loose my reputation…
  5. 5. Mr. & Mrs. Strauss: Hi Everyone! Just thought we would check in and share with you that we are feeling like royalty at the moment. Until now the pesky monkeys have been stealing our dinner but the volunteers have come to our rescue and proudly stand guard until we have finished. Which can often take some time! Oh, and we also have a smart new shelter for when it rains. After all, we don’t want to ruff up our feathers. It’s important to always look ones best you know!
  6. 6. Reptile news: So guess who has a smart new home?! You can now find me next to the tortoises and dassies (who you have yet to meet..!) It’s great! Especially because every week I get to see the kids show off their skills at mini golf. Although I’m pretty sure I would win hands down if I got to play! Until next time guys
  7. 7. Sad News Richard, one of our banded mongoose sadly died a few days after becoming ill of what we believe was Aspiration pneumonia. Alice, our female meerkat, passed away after having a stroke and getting pneumonia, leaving Gasper and Tiki without Matriarch. The boys were very quiet for a few days but all the volunteers have been giving them lots of attention. They now have lots of females to cuddle with on a daily basis!
  8. 8. New Adventure for Risette & Loki! We said goodbye to our lovely Risette & Loki  She spent 3 years with us being an amazing outreach manager. It is sad to let her go, but we know she is ready for her new adventure in Cape town. We wish you and Loki all the best!! Lots of love from the Daktari Team!
  9. 9. A Special Thanks to our Donors! • Brigitte Bardot Fondation for sponsoring 3 aviaries for bird of prey! • William Andrews for donating $1000 in honor of Danielle Lorusso (ex-volunteer).
  10. 10. Amazing fundraising events: • Andreas Boussery (ex-volunteer) for walking for 2 months from Belgium till the border of Spain and raising € 1810! • Lewis Wright for running 10k with a 15kg bag on his back and raised € 610! • Scott Groves for arranging a pub night with an auction that raised $ 4300 (Canadian dollars)!
  11. 11. Children @ Daktari
  12. 12. Children @ Daktari
  13. 13. Life @ Daktari
  14. 14. Eco-Clubs News Hi everybody! I am Claire from France and I am the new Outreach Manager of the Eco Clubs. I am so glad to come back to South Africa for one year! I already love my new learners. They are so curious and clever. They want to learn so much. I hope I can help them to reach their goals! See you at Daktari  !
  15. 15. Eco-Clubs News Kutullo graduated from SA Wildlife College! Well done, we are so proud of you! Thanks to everyone, particularly to Risette who guided me, and made this opportunity possible.
  16. 16. Our website was hacked! We had some bad luck with our Daktari website  Someone hacked it! Luckily Helmut from Media Slave was already working on our new and improved mobile friendly website. We would like to thank him for his continued support! And our new Marketing Manager Amy Hulme for spending a lot of time to help create an amazing website. We apologize that our website isn’t a 100% ready yet, still under construction.
  17. 17. Get a MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet Card and help raise funds without costing you a cent!!! It's FREE and every swipe counts! Daktari is now part of the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme which helps raise funds for schools, charities and environmental concerns across South Africa. It is the easiest way to support us, without even costing you a cent...  Apply for a free MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card and nominate DAKTARI as your beneficiary.  Present your card every time you purchase items from any of the participating partners (including Woolworths, Engen QuickShops,, Waltons, Toys R Us, Reggie’s, Jack’s Paint and Altech Netstar outlets) throughout South Africa.  The retail partner then donates up to 5% of your purchase to your chosen beneficiary. Every swipe counts!  Click here to apply on-line for a card, or call 0860 100 445, or visit any Woolworths store.
  18. 18. Shiloweni still needs more sponsors of R200 per month, to fill his big appetite! Caline and her baby Elfie, need a sponsor R300 each a month. Please email us for all the animals. Thank YOU! Scotty our African hawk eagle needs a sponsor for R200 per month. Nikita, Bandit & Munchkin need a sponsor of R200 each a month. Yster needs a sponsor for R200 per month. Jumper our Verraux eagle needs a sponsor for R200 per month.
  19. 19. Bank: First National Bank, Hoedspruit, South Africa Swift number: FIRN ZA JJ Branch Number: 270652 Account Number: Cheque Account (Non-Profit) 62044965129 Name: Daktari Wildlife Orphanage, South Africa Environmental Education for over 300 underprivileged children Teach over 200 Eco Club kids in rural villages Bank: Sparkasse Münsterland-Ost Bankleitzahl: 40050150 Konto-Nummer: 1350 88 888. Name: Spendensammelverein Münster e.V. Reference: DAKTARI-Südafrika – Busch-Schule & Wildwaisen - Station UK (Tax Deductible in UK) US (Tax Deductible in US) Stichting Daktari Bush School Nederland KvK 53826736 ANBI Stichting ING 5254438 te Rosmalen Click on required Global Giving icon to donate How to donate…
  20. 20. Thank you to all our friends, donors, sponsors and volunteers, we couldn’t do this without you!! Goodbye Everyone! This will be my last newsletter. It is nearly time for me to move on after an incredible year at Daktari. I met amazing people and raised beautiful animals and I will miss you all so much when I leave!!