Meet Zee – HESC Anti-Poaching K9 Unit

Four brave dogs, each with their own personality, but all with one earnest goal, to protect the wildlife and staff of HESC. Our anti-poaching K9 unit and team of rangers, was set up as a part of our intensive security solutions. Their names are Zee, Bullet, Nikor, and Jessie. Today we share some insight into the ZEE, who, like her “fellow K9 colleagues”, is a Belgium Malinois, which make truly…
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A Blue Crane love story – two eggs have just been laid!

We have such exciting news from HESC, this monday morning! Donsie the female blue crane at HESC, has officially laid two eggs, for the first time.  John and Donsie are our breeding pair of blue cranes at HESC, that visitors can see as they arrive at the centre, as they are close to the entrance. They share their home with Bokkie Bok and Maroela, the duikers. There are 15 crane…
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HESC THANK YOU’S – SEPTEMBER 2018

A heartfelt thank you to everyone that has contributed towards the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre during the month of September – we are very grateful for the support. HURLYVALE PRIMARY SCHOOL With an effort to create awareness and funds for the plight of the rhino, Hurlyvale Primary School participated in a Rhino Fun Day on the 21stof September.  An amazing R6 800.00 was raised and donated to the Rescued Rhinos…
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Why Belgian Malinois Dogs make the perfect Anti-Poaching K9.

The Anti-poaching Unit at HESC, have chosen to work with Belgian Malinois breed of canines, to help protect our wildlife. We have four of these sensational dogs, in our unit. Many people are not familiar with this exceptional breed, and mistake them for German Shepherds, for good reason, as they do have a very strong resemblance to one another. Here is 10 Ways to tell the difference between the two…
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Baby Bushbuck is brought to HESC – News from our Animal Hospital

On Friday 28th September, we got a call to assist with a baby bushbuck that had been found wandering on his own. He had been following workers aimlessly around a construction site, obviously lost and separated from his mother. Of course we agreed for him to be brought into our care at HESC. When he arrived, we realised just how young the little guy was, approximately one month old. He…
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