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Mopane weighs in at 180KG – July 2018

Share this article…Last month, in June, we updated our blog with orphaned elephant Mopane’s latest weight of 152KG. A month later, in July, (which is seven months since his arrival at HESC), we are please with his current weight, 180KG!  This little elephant is showing a good steady pace of growth, and all signs of good health. He loves spending quality time in the winter sun,  out in the bush, with…
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HESC gets involved with “Rhino Art” and “Elephant Art” School projects

Share this article…We are proud to be working closely with, Rhino Art – Let Our Children’s Voices Be Heard, and African Elephant Art, two on-going projects, which are both part of the Kingsley Holgate Foundation, in conjunction with Landrover The project mission is to gather the largest number of children’s ‘Art Voices’ ever recorded in support of Rhino and Elephant Protection, and to use these ‘Hearts and Minds’ messages from the children of Africa,…
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Meet Elephant Carer – Joshua Dube

Share this article…Our elephant carers at HESC work together as a team, to look after the orphaned elephants at our centre. They also work with the Camp Jabulani Herd and team, but through the years, we have seen the strength and knowledge of certain individuals, that prove they are the most suited to work with orphaned elephants. Joshua Dube is a fine example and this. He is so passionate about…
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The Incredible Journey of Dingle Dell and Lion’s Den, two brave survivors of rhino poaching.

Share this article…There are two extremely brave Rhino’s in our care at HESC. Their names are Lions Den and Dingle Dell, both of which are females. They were brought to HESC on the 4th September 2013, after a brutal attack on these two cows as well as a bull, who sadly did not make it. They had been darted by rhino poachers, and their horns removed with a chainsaw, which left…
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Meet our Elephant Carers at HESC

Share this article…Meet our dedicated elephant carers at HESC, five very important people in our team. Stavros, Israel, Joshua, Simba and Herman, are the five hardworking men that, together as a team, give 24-hour care, in shifts, to orphaned elephants in the care of HESC. Most recent of which, is little Mopane, who arrived at HESC in December 2017, and is currently in our care. Our carer’s have hands-on knowledge, and an abundance…
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