Category Archives: Meet the Team

Meet our Assistant Manager, Jeanre Brooks

Jeanre Brooks, who is more commonly known as “Tabs”, has dedicated the past ten years of her life to conservation, and working for HESC.  Currently employed as our Operations Manager/Assistant manager, Jeanre works side by side with our General Manager, Karen Swiegers, who celebrates her tenth year at HESC in November too. Together they make a great team. Jeanre’s first role was that of a field guide, which she started…
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The Story of little NODDY – A Little Dog with a Formidable Heart.

Nine years ago, in 2009, little Noddy was brought to us at HESC, and it was love at first sight for us all. This brave little Miniature Pinscher had been born physically disabled, his mother was a breeding dog, and sadly the breeders did not want to take on the responsibility of looking after him. A harsh reality of what happens in the breeding world. It seemed his forelegs did…
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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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Meet our General Manager, Karen Swiegers

Our hard working and dedicated General Manager, Karen Swiegers, has been with us for an entire decade this year. She has climbed the ranks and is now tasked with overseeing the day to day functions at HESC. Although she is very much behind the scenes, she keeps our cogs running. Karen is grateful for the support of an excellent team and is proud to be part of it. Highlights of Karen’s day include visiting…
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