Category Archives: Mopane – orphaned elephant

Meet Elephant Carer – Israel Shambira

His jovial face and beaming smile, makes Israel Shambira a very hard person to forget. That paired with his undeniable passion for his work, makes him a real asset to our orphaned elephant care team. Israel adores every minute that he has, caring for Mopane.  He stresses how important it is to have a close connection to a baby elephant and for them to have constant love surrounding them, with sincere connections,…
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Mopane weighs in at 180KG – July 2018

Last month, in June, we updated our blog with orphaned elephant Mopane’s latest weight of 152KG. A month later, in July, (which is seven months since his arrival at HESC), we are please with his current weight, 180KG!  This little elephant is showing a good steady pace of growth, and all signs of good health. He loves spending quality time in the winter sun,  out in the bush, with his team of…
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Meet Elephant Carer – Joshua Dube

Our elephant carers at HESC work together as a team, to look after the orphaned elephants at our centre. They also work with the Camp Jabulani Herd and team, but through the years, we have seen the strength and knowledge of certain individuals, that prove they are the most suited to work with orphaned elephants. Joshua Dube is a fine example and this. He is so passionate about elephants, and…
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Mopane’s latest Weight measurement, June 2018

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! We are…
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Orphaned elephant, Mopane’s new colourful handknitted blanket from “Raising Rhinos”.

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 Wild Dogs…
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