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HESC celebrates World Elephant Day – 12 August 2017

Share this article… Today, 12 August, is World Elephant Day. It’s a day for focusing attention on the plight of the elephant species, and the need for its protection. The escalation of poaching for ivory; habitat loss; human-elephant conflict; and mistreatment of animals in captivity are just some of the threats faced by these gentle giants. Although HESC is not an elephant sanctuary or orphanage; we are dedicated to the conservation…
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A huge thank you to our supporters – October 2015

Share this article… Without donations, adoptions and visits to The Centre, we would not be able to carry on doing what we do. We would therefore like to take the time to acknowledge and thank each and every individual and business that has assisted (and continues to assist) us through their support and contributions. We have a few special mentions this month: Curro School, Nelspruit Tamryn Baird, a grade 4…
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Released eagle owl gives birth to two chicks

Share this article… One of our core beliefs here at The HESC is that, whereever possible, animals are to be released to the wild where they belong. It was five years ago that a female Eagle Owl (born to parents which had been injured and brought to The Centre) was released into the wild. The owl adapted well to her new environment, but chose to stay in the immediate area…
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Children expressing their love for rhinos

Share this article…Hurleyvale Primary school learners The Rhino Art Initiative was a movement started to give young people a voice against poaching by using their art. The movement travels to different schools to involve children from all walks of life. Every child is given an A3 piece of paper to colour in a Rhino. There is also place for the children to write a comment or make a statement about…
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Why do we keep wild dogs at HESC?

Share this article… The African wild dog is the most endangered large carnivore in Africa, and so we take their preservation personally. We are currently home to a rather unusual pack of six male and one female wild dogs, with another two individual males which are not part of the pack. This very unusual male to female ratio will hopefully be equalised with the arrival of some new pack members…
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