Category Archives: Conservation

King Cheetah, Sebeka’s cut leg is treated

Share this article… On Saturday, 4 November we noticed that our female King Cheetah Sebeka was bleeding from her hind leg, and on closer inspection discovered that she had cut her leg. Dr Rogers was called and he darted Sebeka. Within minutes the anaesthetic had taken effect and she was loaded onto a carry mat and carried to the back of the animal vehicle. A drip was connected to Sebeka,…
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The environmental importance of the vulture restaurant at HESC

Share this article… The vulture restaurant at HESC might be for some a difficult sight to absorb and odour to handle. However, this ‘pit of bones’ is very important from a conservation point of view. Many people may not be aware that most of the vulture species are endangered. And should nothing be done to try to save them, this could have a severe impact on the environment. The vulture…
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Update on orphaned elephant, Shawu

Share this article… In our previous blog about Shawu we mentioned how attached he was to his ‘comfort blanket’. However, now that he continues to grow stronger this is no longer the case. Shawu is still on milk formula and drinks 2.5 litres every 3 hours. His uncontainable excitement can be seen whenever it’s feeding time, and he sees the curators approaching with his milk. He comes running out from the…
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New baby rhino, Esme, arrives at HESC – 10 October ‘17

Share this article… Yesterday evening we welcomed a new baby rhino. Thankfully, this time it was not a case of poaching; however, she needed to be rescued immediately from a situation that could have potentially turned dire without human intervention. A game farm contacted HESC a few days ago, after they had noticed that the calf was not putting on weight but instead losing weight even though she was suckling…
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Zeta and Nungu reunited

Share this article… When Zeta the zebra first arrived at the centre Skaap the sheep was her companion, but when Zeta was old enough the two were separated. One day when Zeta was grazing she came across Nungu the sheep, and an instant bond was formed. Wherever one would be, the other would be following closely; and if anyone came between them Zeta made sure they were aware of her…
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