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Looking back at Lula, an Orphaned Rhino at HESC since 12 February 2017.

Lula is yet another young rhino, orphaned rhino, forever burdened with the sight of seeing her mother killed at the hand of poachers, and then the ensuing nightmare of being left all on her own to fend off attacks. HESC took Lula into our care on the 12th February 2017, we guess she was between 5 – 6 months old, and weighed 250Kg. She had been found by rangers on…
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The innocent life of a Barn Owl, lost to cruelty.

Working in a rehabilitation centre such as HESC, we get the chance to save many lives of animals that are brought into our care. These are the best times for us. Then there are the harder days, like today. When we aren’t able to make things right. And these days weigh so heavily on our hearts. Especially when the patient was hurt deliberately. Earlier today, an owl was brought into…
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Ike, a strong Rhino Bull, another Victim to Victor, at HESC.

Exactly two years ago today, on 19th September 2016, we received a five year old rhino bull, a poaching survivor, from Pilanesberg National Park. Ike was rescued fourteen months prior to his arrival at HESC, by the anti-poaching unit in the Pilanesberg National Park. He was found with both of his horns hacked off, and deep wounds across his back, resulting from an attack with a panga. The damage on his…
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Khulula, another orphaned rhino arrived at HESC in May 2016.

We got a call from the Thornybush Nature reserve on the morning of Saturday 21st May 2016. One of their rangers had spotted a white rhino calf wandering on it’s own, smeared in blood, and they asked for our assistance. By the time we had arrived, the carcass of the little rhino’s mother had been found, with her horn intact. It was clear that the blood on the calf was her…
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Olivia’s arrival at HESC, 24th April 2016

On the 24th April 2016, we were asked for assistance with a female rhino calf, who had been found next to her mother’s dead body. The baby rhino had been witness to the savage killing of her mother, and left to fend for herself. The heartless actions of rhino poachers had struck yet again. She weighed 141Kg’s and she was between 2 – 3 months old. It was no surprise…
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