Orphaned elephant, Mopane’s new colourful handknitted blanket from “Raising Rhinos”.

Mopane, an orphaned elephant in our care at HESC, received the most thoughtful gift from two young and kind hearted young little ladies, named Phoebee & Baylee Roberts They brought this colourful hand knitted blanket for Mopane, with the initials “RR” stitched into it, standing for their organisation “Rescued Rhino’s” For some time now, Phoebee and Baylee have dedicated much of their spare time to raising money for the Rescued Rhinos and Wild Dogs…
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In December 2017, little Mopane, an orphaned elephant arrived at HESC in bad shape, and weighing in at only 78kg.  This tough little guy has really come a long way, and as we stand he is now weighing 135kg, just 5 months later. We thought we would create this dedicated blog, which we will update monthly, tracking his weigh-in’s in one place, with a couple of photo’s highlighting how he…
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Update on the Caracals Released 10th December 2017.

On the 10th of December 2017, we released two caracal’s, one female and one male, onto the Kapama Game Reserve. Five months later, we have not been made aware of any incidents concerning the two caracals,  so we can assume that no news is good news, and they must be surviving well in their new surroundings. CLICK HERE TO READ for more details about their release in our original blog.    


It is that time of the month that we love the most, to say THANK YOU to every person, organisation, or business that supported us. Donations, adoptions and partaking in our centre tours, allows us to do what we do, and we could not operate without your generosity and ongoing support.  So it is with much gratitude, that we acknowledge and thank our valued supporters for their April contributions. JOANNE DEVENISH…
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Orphaned baby elephant successfully introduced to Jabulani herd

A baby elephant that has been in the care of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) for the past 16 months, was successfully introduced to the resident Jabulani herd early April, and will remain with the herd going forward. The little elephant, whom we named Shawu, was found wandering on his own, along the R40 between Klaserie and Hoedspruit in November 2016.  He was brought to HESC, where we have…
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