As a result, many farmers leave traps out for porcupines with the intention of catching or killing them. And that’s how a baby porcupine became trapped in one potato farmer’s cage back in 2015. However, the bighearted farmer couldn’t bring himself to kill the so-called “porcupette.”
Instead, he left the baby in the care of the DAKTARI Bush School and Wildlife Orphanage. DAKTARI is the brainchild of Ian and Michele Merrifield, a couple dedicated to helping African wildlife. They use their passion to educate children on conservation efforts and local animals.
The organization’s official website states, “Having a safe place to rehabilitate injured or orphaned animals has always been part of the vision of DAKTARI. It has also grown into an integral part of the education of the local children.” And since its founding in 2006, DAKTARI has done just that.