Category Archives: News

HESC rescues leopard cub

Share this article… 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…
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Orphaned elephants, Shawu and Timisa, get blood transfusions

Share this article…  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…
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Winston the warthog

Share this article… On the morning of the 6th January 2017, HESC received an orphaned warthog from Phalaborwa. We don’t have any information on how the piglet was left orphaned. He was named Winston. When this baby first arrived, he drank 20ml of milk 6 times a day (that is, every 3 hours). Unfortunately, two days after his arrival he developed a slight diarrhea so his milk was reduced by…
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Thank you – February 2017

Share this article…  The Platter Project The Platter Project that aims to create awareness around wildlife conservation and organ donation; and this they achieve by selling beautiful hand-painted platters. Diana Wilkinson of the Platter Project is currently battling kidney disease and is in need of a transplant. She spends her good days creating these magnificent platters to help raise funds for various charities. HESC recently received a second donation from The…
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HESC mourns the passing of Allan Pretorius

Share this article… The 22nd of February was a very difficult day for all of us at HESC. We tragically lost Allan Pretorius – a colleague, friend and, even though not by blood, a brother. Allan was passionate about his job as a Field Guide, and his enthusiasm was contagious. He was a strong person – from his character, to his personality and presence. He was a shoulder to cry…
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