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Update on the orphaned hyena cub in our temporary custody

Share this article… Earlier this year we shared the story of an orphaned hyena cub that had been taken into temporary care at the centre. He was recently moved into a new bigger enclosure, where he gets to enjoy plenty of space, a little dam, lush vegetation and some shady trees. This little one is now eight months old and his diet consists of 1 kg of mince, six times per…
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Our young rhinos, Stompie, Nhlanhla and Lula are de-horned

Share this article…Stompie On Friday, 19 May, we continued with the process of dehorning our rhinos. This time, it was Stompie, Nhlanhla and Lula’s turn. As these three are still young, and their horns aren’t like those of fully-grown rhinos; we remove the excess horn to ensure the little ones’ safety. Dr Rogers and his team, along with Lyle Wiggens from Limpopo Nature Conservation and the HESC team made their…
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WCE Coordinators visit Lumukisa School for Rhino Art

Share this article… On Monday 15th May, our Wildlife Conservation Experience (WCE) Coordinators, Ruan and Herman visited Lumukisa Preparatory School. Ruan and Herman were at the school to collect the Grade 1s Rhino Art sheets and present the Rhino Art Initiative to the Grade 2s. The team started by teaching the learners about the rhino and the poaching plight. Many of the learners said they had seen a rhino in…
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HESCies from Lumukisa Preparatory School visit the centre

Share this article… On Friday 12 May, we welcomed 10 very excited HESCies from Lumukisa Preparatory School to the centre. From the moment they arrived, we could see the eagerness and curiosity written all over their faces. These young boys and girls were ready to learn all about environmental and wildlife conservation. Shortly after arrival the learners were directed to the Lente Roode Education Centre, where they were each handed their…
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The story of resident lions, Scar and Mufasa

Share this article…Scar and Mufasa Scar and Mufasa are the resident lions at HESC. As you might have already guessed, they were named after the iconic brothers in The Lion King movie. These two brothers are about 6/7 years old and were born to Piet (father) and Lucky (mother) who were also residents at HESC. Although the circumstances that had led to the arrival of Piet and Lucky at HESC…
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