Category Archives: From the Hospital

Update on Miss Piggy, our Bushpig patient

Towards the end of July 2018, a little bushpig, not much older than three months old, was brought into our care at the HESC Animal Hospital. She was badly hurt, resulting in two open wounds, one in her rear as well as on her knee, and sadly, she had also broken the tibia bone in her back right leg. After receiving treatment by the magic hands of our dedicated Wildlife…
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Moose and Mickey, Two White-Tailed Mongooses in our care at HESC.

We have two new friends at HESC, Moose and Mickey, two White-Tailed Mongooses that were brought into our care within a month of each other. Moose, (a female),  was the first to arrive at HESC. She was handraised from a tiny pup, by someone who had found her on her own in their plantation. Her back legs were weak, and she struggled to walk when we first got her. We adjusted…
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Update on the Baby Bushbuck “Bossie” – November 2018

Six weeks ago,  we shared the news of a baby bushbuck that had been brought in our care at HESC. He arrived at HESC on the 28th September 2018. We are happy to update you that he is doing very well, gained good weight, and becoming a strong young bushbuck. The curators refer to him as “Bossie”.   Bossie’s issues with his stomach have luckily passed, and he is already eating solid…
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MOPANE RECEIVES A DRIP AND BLOOD TRANSFUSION, OCT 2018

The past two weeks have been tough for orphaned elephant Mopane, who we estimate to be around 11 months old now. This little elephant is normally so full of inquisitive energy and high spirits, that it was a huge concern and scare, when his condition started to change. Mopane showed a decline in his energy levels, which was a result of a loss of appetite. He would not finish his…
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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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