HESC Thank you – July 2017

We would like to say ‘Thank You’ to the following organisations and individuals for their contribution towards the centre during the month of July. Linri Janse van Rensburg & Key Health Medical Scheme donated 10 First Aid medical kits, which will be used for the guide vehicles at HESC. Capmor Stationary & Books Galore Sunninghill donated books and art materials, which will go towards our educational and community enrichment projects….
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Update on Shawu

Little Shawu is doing great and continues to thrive in our care. Here’s an update of what he’s been getting up to over the last month. To ensure that Shawu keeps active, he goes for daily walks twice a day – in the mornings after his 6am bottle feed and around 4pm when it’s cooler. Lammie usually accompanies Shawu and his keeper, but sometimes he does take a break and…
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Update on southern ground hornbills, Gumpie and Skewy

In our last update about our ground hornbill couple, Gumpie and Skewy, the Mabula Ground Hornbill Project researchers were at the centre to conduct research on the effects of hormones on throat coloration, and in particularly the cause of blue throat coloration in males. Click here to read about it. While busy with this they discovered that Skewy had laid an egg, and on closer inspection found that it was…
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HESC Thank you – June 2017

Another month has passed and we are grateful to everyone who has offered a helping hand. Your contribution is invaluable and makes the day-to-day operations at the centre much easier to deal with. Hurleyvale Primary School donated sports equipment and clothing towards our community outreach projects. Pick ‘n Pay Noordheuwel has been an incredible friend of the centre over the years. They recently donated 255kg of milk and ProNutro for…
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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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