Thank you – February 2017

  The Platter Project The Platter Project that aims to create awareness around wildlife conservation and organ donation; and this they achieve by selling beautiful hand-painted platters. Diana Wilkinson of the Platter Project is currently battling kidney disease and is in need of a transplant. She spends her good days creating these magnificent platters to help raise funds for various charities. HESC recently received a second donation from The Platter Project….
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HESC mourns the passing of Allan Pretorius

The 22nd of February was a very difficult day for all of us at HESC. We tragically lost Allan Pretorius – a colleague, friend and, even though not by blood, a brother. Allan was passionate about his job as a Field Guide, and his enthusiasm was contagious. He was a strong person – from his character, to his personality and presence. He was a shoulder to cry on and a…
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Two cheetah cubs treated for eye infection

Two of our young cheetah cubs recently developed an eye infection. This was caused by grass seeds which entered both their right eyes. We’ve had substantial rains in the past weeks which has resulted in the grass growing significantly long in a short space of time. Unfortunately, this can have its own disadvantages. According to Dr. Peter Rogers from Provet, the seeds are so small and, therefore, hard to detect….
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HESC partners with Investec Rhino Lifeline (IRL)

The year has started on a very good note for us! We have partnered with Investec Rhino Lifeline (IRL) to raise awareness of the plight of rhinos, and to raise funds for the conservation of the critically endangered species. Rhino poaching is one of the most significant conservation issues faced by South Africa and in 2012, Investec Rhino Lifeline was established to respond to the crisis. It began as a…
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GETTING TO KNOW THE POWER COUPLE BEHIND U.S. FRIENDS OF HESC

Allen and Heidi Roberts with Simon Mnisi A holiday can sometimes have unexpected consequences and in the case of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), one such holiday had an enormous and far-reaching impact for which we are immensely grateful! It all started some 12 years ago when we had the pleasure of meeting a dynamic New York couple, Allen and Heidi Roberts.  Whilst staying at Camp Jabulani the couple…
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