Harrismith Primary celebrates 25 years of visiting HESC

The Grade 6 learners and teachers of Harrismith Primary School officially been visiting HESC on their annual school tour for 25 years, this year. We were so humbled by a Letter and a Certificate from their school highlighting the reasons why they have continued to visit us year on year. These were received just ahead of their annual visit, which happened today. “The reasons for us visiting you year after year is more than…
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Mopane passes the 200KG mark!

Orphaned elephant Mopane has passed the 200KG mark. Over the past month he has gained a healthy 24Kg, bringing his weight to 219KG. He is now officially too big to sit on any of his carer’s laps like he used to do! Hard to think he weighted just 78KG when he first arrived at HESC, after being found wandering alone, with no herd in sight. The days are a lot…
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World Rhino Day 2018 – Dedicated to the memory of Ronnie and Lahliwe

Today is World Rhino Day 2018.  A day that the plight of the rhino is once again highlighted through the strength of social media, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The heartbreaking story of Ronnie and Lahliwe stretches much further back, before the era of social media, whereby now (fortunately), the world has been made aware of the war many of us are fighting to keep the rhino species in existence….
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Esme, an orphaned rhino that humans, dogs and lambs have fallen in love with.

Esme, the youngest rhino in our care, currently, arrived at HESC in October 2017. She weighed a mere 50kgs at only a month old. She was a resident on a nearby game farm and although suckling from her mother, grew increasingly thinner. The team at HESC was contacted to help and soon baby Esme was on her on a road to recovery, from the time she set her hooves on HESC…
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Looking back at Lula, an Orphaned Rhino at HESC since 12 February 2017.

Lula is yet another young rhino, orphaned rhino, forever burdened with the sight of seeing her mother killed at the hand of poachers, and then the ensuing nightmare of being left all on her own to fend off attacks. HESC took Lula into our care on the 12th February 2017, we guess she was between 5 – 6 months old, and weighed 250Kg. She had been found by rangers on…
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