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May – June 2013
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
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.
‘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!
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
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!
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
Until next time guys
Sad News Richard, one of our banded
mongoose sadly died a few days
after becoming ill of what we
believe was Aspiration
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!
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!
A Special Thanks to our
• Brigitte Bardot Fondation for sponsoring 3
aviaries for bird of prey!
• William Andrews for donating $1000 in honor
of Danielle Lorusso (ex-volunteer).
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)!
Children @ Daktari
Children @ Daktari
Life @ Daktari
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
See you at Daktari !
Kutullo graduated from
SA Wildlife College! Well
done, we are so proud of
Thanks to everyone,
particularly to Risette
who guided me, and
made this opportunity
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
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Shiloweni still needs
more sponsors of R200
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
Nikita, Bandit &
Munchkin need a
sponsor of R200 each
Yster needs a
sponsor for R200
Jumper our Verraux
eagle needs a
sponsor for R200 per
Bank: First National Bank, Hoedspruit, South
Swift number: FIRN ZA JJ
Branch Number: 270652
Account Number: Cheque Account (Non-Profit)
Name: Daktari Wildlife Orphanage, South Africa
Education for over
Teach over 200 Eco
Club kids in rural
Bank: Sparkasse Münsterland-Ost
Konto-Nummer: 1350 88 888.
Name: Spendensammelverein Münster e.V.
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Wildwaisen - Station
Stichting Daktari Bush School Nederland
ING 5254438 te Rosmalen
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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!!