G&H Transport and PPC Cement’s continuous act of kindness

G&H Transport has been a friend and partner of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) for many years now. Owners, Jimmy and Heather, first visited the centre over six years ago. It was during this visit that one of our cheetahs, Khula, caught their eye. For her birthday, Heather decided that instead of Jimmy getting her a fancy gift, she would rather adopt Khula. The couple have been Khula’s adoptive…
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Kruger-to-Canyons (K2C) Hooded Vulture Project Update

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) has been involved in the Kruger-to-Canyons (K2C) Hooded Vulture Project for some time. Our primary role has been to afford access to our vulture restaurant where the research is being carried out. The K2C Hooded Vulture Project, which began in 2015, is a collaborative effort between several international partners. The aim is to investigate the breeding biology of these endangered birds, their nest site selection, factors affecting…
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HESCies visit HESC again

On 1 June, the HESCies group from Lumukisa Primary School returned to the centre for their second session at HESC. This was a follow-up to the very successful first visit. These young boys and girls were eager and ready to learn even more about the environment and wildlife conservation. The day started off with a brief discussion about Africa Day and what it means to Africans around the continent. The…
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Update on our rhinos – June ‘17

Gertjie and Matimba We are happy to report that all our rhinos are in great shape. Lion’s Den, Dingle Dell, Gertjie and Matimba all share an enclosure and from time-to-time do get together while grazing, but for the most part Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell do their own thing separate from Gertjie and Matimba. All four were recently dehorned. Zeta (the Zebra) and her male companion often follow Gertjie and…
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HESC conducts leopard DNA profiling

DNA profiling is an integral part of our conservation efforts that focus on the conservation of rare, vulnerable and endangered animal species. To this end we performed DNA profiles on two of the leopards in our custody on Thursday, 1st June. This is also a requirement by the Environmental Affairs so they can control the illegal trade of this species. Our vet, Dr Peter Rogers and his assistant, Janelle Genis,…
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