Category Archives: Anti-Poaching

Why we love the APU dogs

Share this article…It is said that dog and man initiated their relationship between 10 000 and 20 000 years ago when dog ancestors followed man throughout his migrations. Dogs are known as man’s best friend, our closest companions, our protectors and even lifesavers. Numerous accounts testify of this, from treating mental illness and depression to even halting death. This seems to be something that dogs are well equipped to do, as they…
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Horns at HESC

Share this article…The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) is, to many, a paragon of what conservation encompasses. It focuses on the conservation of rare, vulnerable and endangered animal species and Cheetah Conservation is one of its core disciplines. It is however not their only discipline. Earlier this month a new initiative was initiated, namely: Trumpets and Horns – which draws focus, once again, to the impact human greed has on…
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De-horning Rhinos at HESC

Share this article…Rhinos are being poached at an alarming rate of three a day.  HESC is currently de-horning their Rhinos to halter the temptation and keep poachers at bay. Rhino horn is now worth more than gold. Here are general questions and facts about HESC de-horning 1. Why are rhinos de-horned at HESC? We de-horn our rhinos to try and deter poachers from targeting the centre.  We are public with…
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Update on the rhinos

Share this article…Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell We are happy to report that all is well with HESC’s various rhinos. Here’s a brief update. Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell These two female rhinos have had a long and emotional journey since their arrival in 2013, after a poaching incident left their lives hanging in the balance. Following numerous successful procedures by Dr Rogers they are now fully recovered. They have…
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HESC introduces Lumukisa Preparatory to Investec Rhino Lifeline (IRL)

Share this article… Investec Rhino Lifeline (IRL) and HESC have been in partnership since the beginning of the year and since then IRL has helped to donate towards the Rescued Rhinos @ HESC, which we couldn’t be more grateful for. As 19 September marked World Rhino Day, we thought it befitting to introduce Lumukisa Preparatory School to Investec Rhino Lifeline. Through our collaboration with IRL, we’ve been introduced to two organisations…
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