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Daktari Newsletter September - October 2011


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Enjoy our exciting newsletter, which will tell you about the adventures of Daktari. The birth of two beautiful bushbabies, the arrival of two crocodiles and three dassies, the children and volunteers at Daktari, the great donors, the storm of hail that hit us, our stand at the Sustainable Living Festival in Hoedspruit, our animals waiting for your adoption and all about the many ways you can donate to Daktari.

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Daktari Newsletter September - October 2011

  1. 1. By Andrea Leonard
  2. 2. Everyone suspected that Mummy waspregnant again, but were not sure. Then whenshe started nesting, they thought that Michele was going to miss the birth as she was inFrance, but no, Mummy held on for Michele’s return and finally gave birth to us, Pepito & Pepita, as soon as she walked through the door! Don’t you think we made an excellent welcome home present?! Mirror Mirror on the wall, who’s the cutest little Bushbaby of them all…?
  3. 3. Snap snap! My name is Tugela, and this is my brother Molopo. We are new residents at Daktari and werenamed after rivers of South Africa. We really love it here, we getyummy food twice a week and ourown cool enclosure which has been build for us on Ian’s lawn. We now need to find a wonderfulperson to sponsor us for R250 each per month. Can you help?
  4. 4. Hi there!!! We arrived at Daktari in October and have settled in quite nicely. We were a bit nervous at first but now we love our new home! Some of the volunteers think that we look evil, but we really are very nice, if perhaps a bit shy :o) My brother, sister and I don’t have names yet, you can suggest names for us on the Daktari Facebook page!!We also need to find a sponsor, for just R150 per month each, could that be you??
  5. 5. Viviane, Charlotte & Arnaud from Luxemburg, Anja& Gerrit from The Netherlands, Marylin from Canada, Sofia from the USA, Tim & Andy fromthe UK, Colleen, Al & Lizz from the USA
  6. 6. Aurelie C, Anne, Leslie, Patricia, Sabrina, Anais, Cecile, Gaby, Anna & Aurelie B from France, Barbara from Italy, Florence from Switzerland
  7. 7. All our volunteers are awesome, and DAKTARI couldn’t run without them, but honorable mention has to made to our Very supportiveDutch friends Anja & Gerrit who raised €350, Liz & Sita whose friends and family raised €1660 and company (Vesting Finance Holland)gave €250 and Dominique , a former volunteer, who raised €750 by asking her friends and family to donate money to Daktari instead of buying her a birthday present! Thank you also to the Ebken Family from the US who donated an extra $ 500 after their volunteer experience at Datkari. 
  8. 8. Wild-live Netherlands gave us a donation of R16,117!! Thank You!! The Deutsche Bank Africa foundation made a donation of R120,000 to fund 10 groups of 8 children. They have been sponsoring us for the last 3 years and we greatly appreciate their continued support.The staff at Uniross in Johannesburg, having moved to asmaller office, kindly donated ALL the furniture andcomputers that didn’t fit in the new place! Thank you also toULOAD for donating a lorry and driver to bring the things toDaktari!! Click on the logo to visit their web page
  9. 9. Monday 3rd October started out as a beautiful hot sunny day, then at lunchtime the sky became dark and the rain fell. Around 4pm the rainstopped and the sky brightened and we all went out and carried on with our chores….. Then THIS came out of the sky! Hail stones the size of golf balls! Everyone ran for cover and Michele had to run out into it to drag poor Eeyore under shelter!Everyone (animals, children, staff & volunteers) was shocked and VERY VERY wet but unharmed, and armed with a tale to tell all their friends! Eeeesh! I hope we don’t see that again! Oh bother…
  10. 10. We took part in Pick n Pay’s Sustainable Living Festival in Hoedspruitwhere we raised awareness of, and some money for DAKTARI.We held a raffle where the first prize was a night for two people atMakalali Private Game Lodge, including all meals and 2 game drives!!We had a great weekend and luckily the weather stayed nice untilMonday when we were back home!A big big thank you to Cuan at Makalali for donating the prize to us, we,and Mr Van Der Westhuizen who won the prize, are VERY grateful! Click on the Makalali Logo to visit their Webpage :o)
  11. 11. We 3adorable I’m Princess little Maya, one Dassies of the need to newest find a members of sponsor. the family.Just R150 For just each per R250 per month month youwill keep could take us fed. care of Royalty!My name is Purrrrr! I’mCaline and I Shiloweniwould really and I’m appreciate still looking for someone to more sponsor me sponsors and my little of R200 per month girl to help Halloween keep upfor R300 each with my big a month. appetite!
  12. 12. Children Project Outreach Programme Educate over 220 South African children Teach 125 Wildlife Club kids in rural villages about nature & environment Global Giving UK Global Giving US Global Giving UK Global Giving US(Tax Deductible in UK) (Tax Deductible in US) (Tax Deductible in UK) (Tax Deductible in US)In South Africa From the USABank: First National Bank, Hoedspruit, South Text GIVE 2376 to 80088 to give $10!!Africa $10.00 donation to GlobalGiving. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. AllSwift number: FIRN ZA JJ purchases must be authorized by account holder. Message andBranch Number: 270652 Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 80088 to STOP. Text HELP toAccount Number: Cheque Account (Non-Profit) 80088 for HELP. Full Terms: Privacy policy:62044965129 Daktari Wildlife Orphanage, South Africa In Germany Bank: Sparkasse Münsterland-Ost Bankleitzahl: 40050150 Konto-Nummer: 1350 88 888. Name: Spendensammelverein Münster e.V. Reference: DAKTARI-Südafrika – Busch-Schule & Wildwaisen - Station You can donate by Tax deductible In South Pay Pal Africa