Category Archives: Education

Raising an elephant

Share this article…Anyone who has had the privilege to have had children will tell you that raising a baby, is far from easy. Human children need to be fed quality food for continual and optimal growth. A baby elephant is not much different and in many ways caretakers at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) note the same challenges. Arriving at HESC, usually underfed, dehydrated and tired, the very first…
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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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Khulas Cottage: Why stay there?

Share this article…Some of the things we dread the most about our everyday lives are the hustle and bustle of how urban we have become. How we drive and sit in the traffic with tempers flaring and the noise we have grown accustomed to. But there is a new way of life. The #EarthWarrior way. Everyone at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) has based their every day lives to…
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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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HESC & WCT – Community Enrichment

Share this article…Although the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) is an entity that focusses on conservation, rehabilitation and protection of the wildlife in our country, they also focus on educating and training communities regarding the environment. The WCT came to existence after the opening of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) where the Roode family has been actively involved in conservation. Over two decades, HESC has come in contact with countless…
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