Category Archives: Anti-Poaching

A Sad Farewell and a Sincere Thank You to Simon

Today we said a sad farewell to a man that has surpassed all our expectations and then some, over the past nine years. Simon, one of our anti-poaching unit team, has walked the most inspiring journey with us at HESC, and been a shining light to many that have worked with him along the way, and met him when visiting HESC. It all started in 2010 with the kindness from…
Read More »

MEET BULLET FROM THE HESC ANTI-POACHING K9 UNIT

They may be behind the scenes the majority of the time, but our Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) anti-poaching K9’s are some of the most respected and important members of our HESC family. Their first and foremost priority is to patrol and protect our perimeters with their handlers, providing additional security, over and above the security systems which we also have in place to protect the precious wildlife in our care….
Read More »

Meet Zee – HESC Anti-Poaching K9 Unit

Four brave dogs, each with their own personality, but all with one earnest goal, to protect the wildlife and staff of HESC. Our anti-poaching K9 unit and team of rangers, was set up as a part of our intensive security solutions. Their names are Zee, Bullet, Nikor, and Jessie. Today we share some insight into the ZEE, who, like her “fellow K9 colleagues”, is a Belgium Malinois, which make truly…
Read More »

Why Belgian Malinois Dogs make the perfect Anti-Poaching K9.

The Anti-poaching Unit at HESC, have chosen to work with Belgian Malinois breed of canines, to help protect our wildlife. We have four of these sensational dogs, in our unit. Many people are not familiar with this exceptional breed, and mistake them for German Shepherds, for good reason, as they do have a very strong resemblance to one another. Here is 10 Ways to tell the difference between the two…
Read More »

Ike, a strong Rhino Bull, another Victim to Victor, at HESC.

Exactly two years ago today, on 19th September 2016, we received a five year old rhino bull, a poaching survivor, from Pilanesberg National Park. Ike was rescued fourteen months prior to his arrival at HESC, by the anti-poaching unit in the Pilanesberg National Park. He was found with both of his horns hacked off, and deep wounds across his back, resulting from an attack with a panga. The damage on his…
Read More »