Category Archives: Releases

Back to the wild – the Caracal release

Share this article…Due to the Caracal’s geographical distribution that ranges over a wide range of environments, the animal experiences different threats and thus has a variety of population trends. The species is considered as “Least Concerned” (LC) in the Arabian Peninsula (Mallon and Budd 2011) but contrary, it has already vanished in Kuwait (Cowan 2013) and is on the verge of extinction in North Africa (Cuzin 2003, F. Belbachir, pers….
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Back to the wild – Our wild dogs release

Share this article…At the beginning of the year an injured wild dog was transported to HESC and was treated by Dr Rogers. He had been severely bitten in the dorsal area (haunch/hind legs) and needed veterinary care. Dr Rogers darted the animal and stitched him up before placing him in quarantine – this is where we keep all animals in need of high care treatment. The full story on the…
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Update on a few of our released cheetahs

Share this article… In this blog update, we share with you an update on Aschanti, the female cheetah released on Makutsi, and the three cheetahs that were released onto Blue Canyon. All is well with Aschanti, the female cheetah released onto Makutsi Game Reserve. A short while ago, the staff at Makutsi were convinced that Aschanti had had a litter. This was based on the fact that she had been…
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An update on Susan the cheetah

Share this article… The region of Limpopo has recently experienced a long and terrible drought, but has finally received a much needed rain storm. After the storm a few of the rangers at Camp Jabulani, Craig Saunders and Ruan Roos, took a game drive with their guests. On their drive they came across a familiar face. Susan the cheetah, released the onto the Kapama Game Reserve by the Hoedspruit Endangered…
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HESC releases two male cheetahs onto Air Force Base Makhado ahead of International Cheetah Day

Share this article… On the 2nd of December 2015, we released two of our male cheetahs, Tobie and Wim, onto the Air Force Base Makhado. We donated these captive-born cheetahs to the Air Force Base to keep the runways clear of small game for the safe landing of aircrafts on the base. Seven year-old Tobie and six year-old Wim were fitted with GPS collars at HESC on the 17th October 2015…
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