HESC Thank you – May 2017

We are extremely thankful for the HESC communities’ generosity and it is not only a pleasure, but also a privilege to thank everyone for their support last month. Thank you! Ian Mostert and Nedbank donated paint towards Lumukisa Primary School. The paint will be used for the Grade R and 1 classrooms and playground area. Panarottis I’langa Mall, Nelspruit donated R5 towards the Rescued Rhinos @ HESC from every Rhino Combo…
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Update on the orphaned hyena cub in our temporary custody

Earlier this year we shared the story of an orphaned hyena cub that had been taken into temporary care at the centre. He was recently moved into a new bigger enclosure, where he gets to enjoy plenty of space, a little dam, lush vegetation and some shady trees. This little one is now eight months old and his diet consists of 1 kg of mince, six times per week. It’s important…
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Our young rhinos, Stompie, Nhlanhla and Lula are de-horned

Stompie On Friday, 19 May, we continued with the process of dehorning our rhinos. This time, it was Stompie, Nhlanhla and Lula’s turn. As these three are still young, and their horns aren’t like those of fully-grown rhinos; we remove the excess horn to ensure the little ones’ safety. Dr Rogers and his team, along with Lyle Wiggens from Limpopo Nature Conservation and the HESC team made their way to…
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WCE Coordinators visit Lumukisa School for Rhino Art

On Monday 15th May, our Wildlife Conservation Experience (WCE) Coordinators, Ruan and Herman visited Lumukisa Preparatory School. Ruan and Herman were at the school to collect the Grade 1s Rhino Art sheets and present the Rhino Art Initiative to the Grade 2s. The team started by teaching the learners about the rhino and the poaching plight. Many of the learners said they had seen a rhino in the wild, which…
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HESCies from Lumukisa Preparatory School visit the centre

On Friday 12 May, we welcomed 10 very excited HESCies from Lumukisa Preparatory School to the centre. From the moment they arrived, we could see the eagerness and curiosity written all over their faces. These young boys and girls were ready to learn all about environmental and wildlife conservation. Shortly after arrival the learners were directed to the Lente Roode Education Centre, where they were each handed their very own HESCies…
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