New baby rhino, Esme, arrives at HESC – 10 October ‘17

Yesterday evening we welcomed a new baby rhino. Thankfully, this time it was not a case of poaching; however, she needed to be rescued immediately from a situation that could have potentially turned dire without human intervention. A game farm contacted HESC a few days ago, after they had noticed that the calf was not putting on weight but instead losing weight even though she was suckling from her mother….
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HESC Thank you – September 2017

Our heartfelt gratitude to each and everyone that has made a contribution towards the centre during the month of August. Woolly Kisses Woolly Kisses donated beautiful hand-made blankets for the animals at the centre. Zeroplus Printers We, together with Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) have partnered with the Kingsley Holgate Foundation and Land Rover SA for the Elephant Art project. The purpose of this project, similar to the Rhino Art project,…
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Zeta and Nungu reunited

When Zeta the zebra first arrived at the centre Skaap the sheep was her companion, but when Zeta was old enough the two were separated. One day when Zeta was grazing she came across Nungu the sheep, and an instant bond was formed. Wherever one would be, the other would be following closely; and if anyone came between them Zeta made sure they were aware of her presence and should…
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HESC introduces Lumukisa Preparatory to Investec Rhino Lifeline (IRL)

Investec Rhino Lifeline (IRL) and HESC have been in partnership since the beginning of the year and since then IRL has helped to donate towards the Rescued Rhinos @ HESC, which we couldn’t be more grateful for. As 19 September marked World Rhino Day, we thought it befitting to introduce Lumukisa Preparatory School to Investec Rhino Lifeline. Through our collaboration with IRL, we’ve been introduced to two organisations – Coaching for…
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HESC participates in an anti-rabies campaign

The Humane Society International and Activating Africa collaborated on a rabies awareness and vaccination project, to compile the required resources that will help streamline the efforts of those working to stop the spread of rabies. Rabies is a viral illness that can affect humans and other mammals. The virus infects the central nervous system and, once individuals show signs of the disease, it’s almost always fatal. Any mammal can contract…
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