Meet our Assistant Manager, Jeanre Brooks

Jeanre Brooks, who is more commonly known as “Tabs”, has dedicated the past ten years of her life to conservation, and working for HESC.  Currently employed as our Operations Manager/Assistant manager, Jeanre works side by side with our General Manager, Karen Swiegers, who celebrates her tenth year at HESC in November too. Together they make a great team. Jeanre’s first role was that of a field guide, which she started…
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Ride for Rhino’s – the Telkom 94.7 Cycle Challenge – 18 Nov 2018

HESC was proud to be selected as a supported cause, in the Telkom 94.7Km Cycle challenge once again this year. The event saw 28 000 cyclists take to the roads of Johannesburg, and cycle 94.7Km’s for charities of their choice. This year was the 22nd year that the race has taken place. We had the excellent support of over ninety cyclists that cycled for the rescued rhinos at HESC, and we…
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Update on the Baby Bushbuck “Bossie” – November 2018

Six weeks ago,  we shared the news of a baby bushbuck that had been brought in our care at HESC. He arrived at HESC on the 28th September 2018. We are happy to update you that he is doing very well, gained good weight, and becoming a strong young bushbuck. The curators refer to him as “Bossie”.   Bossie’s issues with his stomach have luckily passed, and he is already eating solid…
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Small-spotted Genet Cats – Soft release at Jabulani – November 2018

A few months ago, HESC was approached to assist with three small-spotted genet kittens that had been found in the Sabi Sands. They were approximately a week old at the time,  and could fit inside the palm of a hand. Lente Roode naturally accepted them, and hand-reared them for a while before then letting assistant curator, Natasha Roscherr, take on the responsibility, which she did successfully. Once they were strong…
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Patiently waiting for Skewy to lay another egg.

When you visit HESC for one of our daily tours, you will pass by two very vibrant and often very vocal birds, named Gumpie and Skewy. They are a breeding pair of Southern Ground Hornbills that have been part of the HESC family for the past eight years. Skewy (the female), hatched on the 15th October 2006, and Gumpie (the male), hatched on 16th November 2003. However they arrived at the same…
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