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Moose and Mickey, Two White-Tailed Mongooses in our care at HESC.

We have two new friends at HESC, Moose and Mickey, two White-Tailed Mongooses that were brought into our care within a month of each other. Moose, (a female),  was the first to arrive at HESC. She was handraised from a tiny pup, by someone who had found her on her own in their plantation. Her back legs were weak, and she struggled to walk when we first got her. We adjusted…
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MEET OUR HEAD CURATOR, LINRI JANSE VAN RENSBURG

It takes a particularly special person to take on the important responsibility of overseeing the animals in a wildlife conservation centre such as HESC. Our followers often hear us talk of Linri, our head curator, so we thought we would tell you a little more about her, and what her responsibilities are at HESC. Linri’s career at HESC started in 2015, four years ago, but she has held the position of head curator…
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A Sad Farewell and a Sincere Thank You to Simon

Today we said a sad farewell to a man that has surpassed all our expectations and then some, over the past nine years. Simon, one of our anti-poaching unit team, has walked the most inspiring journey with us at HESC, and been a shining light to many that have worked with him along the way, and met him when visiting HESC. It all started in 2010 with the kindness from…
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MEET BULLET FROM THE HESC ANTI-POACHING K9 UNIT

They may be behind the scenes the majority of the time, but our Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) anti-poaching K9’s are some of the most respected and important members of our HESC family. Their first and foremost priority is to patrol and protect our perimeters with their handlers, providing additional security, over and above the security systems which we also have in place to protect the precious wildlife in our care….
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HESC and our local community come together for 30 orphaned children.

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller. Christmas came early this year, for 30 orphaned children. Over the past three weeks, the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), with the help of many incredible people and companies from our local community, hosted three groups of orphaned children from a local orphanage. Their ages varied from seven to seventeen. Each week, a group of ten children,…
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