Category Archives: Community Involvement

HESC and our local community come together for 30 orphaned children.

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller. Christmas came early this year, for 30 orphaned children. Over the past three weeks, the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), with the help of many incredible people and companies from our local community, hosted three groups of orphaned children from a local orphanage. Their ages varied from seven to seventeen. Each week, a group of ten children,…
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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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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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Elephant Art Initiative – August 2018

During the month of August, the HESC celebrated World Elephant Day with the “Elephant Art – Let the children’s voices be heard” project.  This project aims to create awareness to the youth about the plight of elephants, and to create a positive connection to these endangered species through art. During the month of August we gathered just over 3,000 artworks from schools around Gauteng and the Greater Kruger Area.   We visited…
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Three years of birthday celebrations, with King Cheetahs, Zoe and Zian

Zoe and Zian are two King cheetahs that were born,  to HESC on 29 July 2015. Just five months after their birth, they had the good fortune of a visit to our centre by Gielie and Melanie Nienaber of GNLabour, who have had a great appreciation and passion for animals, for all of their lives. They are frequent visitors to the Kruger National Park, as they love to be as…
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