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Donate to a specific project or towards the running of our workshops at Iziko Museum for disadvantaged schools who can’t afford the entry fees.  

We’re currently raising funds to create three new puppets that we will use to develop a show and workshop on the “Firewalkers of the Great Karoo” – see more details below. The video above shows the making of one of our best-loved puppets, Thandi.

For now, we are only able to accept donations via bank transfer but will soon offer card donation options.

Watch the video below to see how puppets are made!

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Account Name: Puppet Planet NPC
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch: Claremont
Branch Code: 025109
Account Type: MyMoBiz
Account Number: 10174621742
Reference: The program you wish to support

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Featured project

Firewalkers of the Great Karoo

183 million years ago, during the Early Jurassic Period, the Karoo Basin of southern Africa was home to animals that lived in a “land of fire”. It was a time of intense volcanic activity with massive lava flows that covered the land.

The animals that lived at this time included large meat-eating dinosaurs, small plant-eating dinosaurs, and mammal relatives called cynodonts.

These animals left their tracks in sediments, now preserved in a type of rock called sandstone. Since the sandstone containing these fossil footprints was deposited between lava flows, this indicates that a variety of animals survived in the area even after volcanic activity had begun.

The fossils of the Karoo Basin have a lot to tell us about how ecosystems responded to these environmental catastrophes.

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Here are the footprints left behind in sandstone.

Donations to this project will us create three new puppets that we will use to develop a show and workshop on the “Firewalkers of the Great Karoo”.

Help us tell this amazing story!

Large carnivorous dinosaur

Small herbivorous dinosaur

Small mammal relative – cynodont

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