Category Archives: From the Hospital

Baby Bushbuck is brought to HESC – News from our Animal Hospital

On Friday 28th September, we got a call to assist with a baby bushbuck that had been found wandering on his own. He had been following workers aimlessly around a construction site, obviously lost and separated from his mother. Of course we agreed for him to be brought into our care at HESC. When he arrived, we realised just how young the little guy was, approximately one month old. He…
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The innocent life of a Barn Owl, lost to cruelty.

Working in a rehabilitation centre such as HESC, we get the chance to save many lives of animals that are brought into our care. These are the best times for us. Then there are the harder days, like today. When we aren’t able to make things right. And these days weigh so heavily on our hearts. Especially when the patient was hurt deliberately. Earlier today, an owl was brought into…
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Merlin the Owl moves into his Forever Home at HESC

Merlin the one-winged owl, has had a few months of recovery in the HESC animal hospital, but finally, he was able to move into his own new private abode, and he seems to be settling in well. This brave owl was found close to HESC on 21st March 2018, with a badly broken wing, and brought to us for treatment. We recognised him straight away, as one of the owlets…
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Our little Bushpig Patient at HESC

We took in a new patient at HESC recently, the sweetest little female Bushpig, who was not more than three months old, when she arrived. Our centre got the call on the 29th July, that an injured bushpig had been found, and was in badly injured. Our General manager, Karen Swiegers, went to go fetch the little patient straight away. We called in wildlife vet, Dr Peter Rogers, to take a…
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Wild Dog Arrival

On Saturday morning, 27 January 2018, this wild dog was found lying next to the R40 road after being hit by a car. Both her femur and humerus had a fracture. After the XRays, drip, antibiotics and painkillers she was taken to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) for the weekend. Dr. Rogers (left), Linri Janse Van Rensburg (right), Janelle Goodrich (behind) On Monday, Dr Sampie Ras did a sterling…
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