Category Archives: Elephants

Mopane’s latest Weight measurement, June 2018

Share this article…Six months have passed, since orphaned elephant Mopane arrived at HESC in a fragile state. He was so small, weighing in at only 78kg.  Now, in the month of June, he has weighed in at a healthy 152KG We will continue to update this dedicated blog on monthly basis, to track his growth and weight gain in photo’s, in one easy place! Thank you for taking interest in his well-being!…
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Orphaned elephant, Mopane’s new colourful handknitted blanket from “Raising Rhinos”.

Share this article…Mopane, an orphaned elephant in our care at HESC, received the most thoughtful gift from two young and kind hearted young little ladies, named Phoebee & Baylee Roberts They brought this colourful hand knitted blanket for Mopane, with the initials “RR” stitched into it, standing for their organisation “Rescued Rhino’s” For some time now, Phoebee and Baylee have dedicated much of their spare time to raising money for the Rescued Rhinos and…
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MOPANE’S WEIGHT PROGRESS SINCE HE ARRIVED AT HESC

Share this article…In December 2017, little Mopane, an orphaned elephant arrived at HESC in bad shape, and weighing in at only 78kg.  This tough little guy has really come a long way, and as we stand he is now weighing 135kg, just 5 months later. We thought we would create this dedicated blog, which we will update monthly, tracking his weigh-in’s in one place, with a couple of photo’s highlighting…
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Orphaned baby elephant successfully introduced to Jabulani herd

Share this article…A baby elephant that has been in the care of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) for the past 16 months, was successfully introduced to the resident Jabulani herd early April, and will remain with the herd going forward. The little elephant, whom we named Shawu, was found wandering on his own, along the R40 between Klaserie and Hoedspruit in November 2016.  He was brought to HESC, where…
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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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