Category Archives: News

New information centre operates from HESC premises

The Greater Kruger Information Centre, a new initiative to provide tourist information on the area, was launched last week at HESC. The centre is located on the premises of and at the entrance to HESC. Developed as a partnership of tourism focused organisations in the area, the information centre is aimed at promoting the tourism potential of the Greater Kruger area to tourists and business travellers. The centre will be…
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre sinks borehole to outwit elephants

The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) has found a solution to provide in its daily water needs that elephants and other wild animals on the neighbouring reserve cannot jeopardise. The solution entailed sinking two boreholes on the premises recently. Although the sustainability and exact volume of the water is still being established, indications are that the present 9 000 litres per day will continue. The African wildlife sanctuary that focuses on…
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Rhino cows, Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell; and rhino bulls, Gertjie and Matimba are dehorned

Dingle Dell On Thursday 11 May, our older rhino cows, Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell; as well as ‘rhino’ brothers, Gertjie and Matimba were dehorned. As usual, Dr Rogers and his team were present, and so was Lyle Wiggens from Nature Conservation, Limpopo Province to oversee the procedure. As you may recall, we also recently dehorned Balu, Khulula and Olivia. Click here to read about their dehorning. Dingle Dell Dingle Dell…
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HESC rescues leopard cub

On Wednesday 8 March, we received a call from Musina, a town in the northernmost part of Limpopo Province. HESC was requested to come to the rescue of a baby leopard that had been spotted in a big tree. People working nearby had been keeping an eye on the little one to see if the mother was anywhere in the vicinity. After a few days without a sign of the mother,…
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Orphaned elephants, Shawu and Timisa, get blood transfusions

  The youngest elephants in our care both recently underwent blood transfusions. Shawu is a young orphaned elephant that was brought to Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) last November, after he was found wandering around on his own. Timisa, another orphaned baby elephant, was brought to Camp Jabulani in November as well, by Elephants Alive. It has been hectic the past few months as we moved between the two properties to…
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