Category Archives: Conservation

Earth day – 22 April

Share this article…In the 1970’s a movement arose in the United States of America (USA) that saw the environmental complications pushed to the foreground of the country. Thousands of schools, communities, colleges, and universities organised peaceful protests against the deterioration of the environment, as 22 April marked their spring. People were allowed out into the sun and more significantly, light shone on their current issue: air pollution. Air pollution is…
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The introduction of Shawu to the Jabulani elephant herd – by Adine Roode

Share this article…I’m sharing this story from two perspectives – mine and that of Tigere Matipedza. Adine Roode Shawu walked for over 18 km, leaving HESC just after sunrise. It was a brisk walk with stops in between to drink water, take mud baths and rest his feet. I was so proud of him and how amazingly well he coped on the walk. I could see that his daily walks…
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Another successful introduction of an elephant orphan to the Camp Jabulani herd – By Adine Roode

Share this article…Our little orphaned elephant Shawu was accepted by the Jabulani herd on Saturday, 7 April 2018, making it the fourth orphaned calf that was successfully introduced to and accepted by the Jabulani herd. Shawu was found wandering alone along the R40 road between Klaserie and Hoedspruit in November 2016. We were contacted to take custody of this baby elephant as he was distressed, thirsty and hungry and we…
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HESC @Dawn and @ Dusk by Gerrit Janse Van Devender

Share this article…Describing HESC@DAWN: When you hear the word dawn and you find yourself in the savanna biome, it sounds like a wonderful experience. You find the most beautiful surroundings and that is what you can expect on this tour. This tour at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) is especially for those who want to be close to natural beauty in the crisp morning air and out in the bush….
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HRH Princess Michael of Kent visits HESC on the eve of her book launch

Share this article…Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent is visiting the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) prior to launching her book A Cheetah’s Tale in Johannesburg on 28 March 2018. Princess Michael of Kent’s association with Lente Roode, founder of HESC and Camp Jabulani, goes back many years and as the Royal Patron of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre she has visited HESC on numerous occasions. Princess Michael has…
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