Mopane’s latest Weight measurement, June 2018

Six months have passed, since orphaned elephant Mopane arrived at HESC in a fragile state. He was so small, weighing in at only 78kg.  Now, in the month of June, he has weighed in at a healthy 152KG We will continue to update this dedicated blog on monthly basis, to track his growth and weight gain in photo’s, in one easy place! Thank you for taking interest in his well-being! We are…
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HESC THANK YOU’S – MAY 2018

We would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of our supporters during the month of May. Their contribution is invaluable to the day-to-day operations at the centre, and we could not do what we do without the support. BOB MARTIN Special thanks to Bob Martin for donating 120kg’s of dog food towards our anti-poaching canines at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. We are extremely grateful for your contribution. RAISING RHINOS Two very…
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Rescued Rhino, Esme, goes from Strength to Strength at HESC.

Our journey with Esme started 8 months ago, when she arrived at HESC in October 2017, after being rescued from certain death. She was so thin, literally skin and bones, weighing only 50kg, after her mothers milk was not providing her with any nutrients, although she had been suckling. Eight months later, and we can proudly say she has become a strong and healthy young rhino, and although she is too…
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Male Cheetah at HESC has a minor encounter with a Sable Antelope

A few days ago, one of the HESC curators noticed that one of the male cheetahs was wounded. After some investigation, it was clear that the cheetah had managed to get into the Sables camp, and must have been attached in defense, by the Sable Antelope. We took the cheetah to leading wildlife vet, Dr Peter Rogers, to examine him, and luckily the wound was not too serious, it had…
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Orphaned elephant, Mopane’s new colourful handknitted blanket from “Raising Rhinos”.

Mopane, an orphaned elephant in our care at HESC, received the most thoughtful gift from two young and kind hearted young little ladies, named Phoebee & Baylee Roberts They brought this colourful hand knitted blanket for Mopane, with the initials “RR” stitched into it, standing for their organisation “Rescued Rhino’s” For some time now, Phoebee and Baylee have dedicated much of their spare time to raising money for the Rescued Rhinos and Wild Dogs…
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