Category Archives: Anti-Poaching

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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Update on the rhinos

Share this article…Lion’s Den and Dingle Den It has been a while since we updated you on how our rhinos are doing. We are happy to report all is well, and they are happy and healthy! Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell were moved from their previous enclosure to one that is full of undisturbed grass, ideal for their grazing. Gertie and Matimba Gertjie and Matimba are still side-by-side, and neither…
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