Category Archives: Rescue and Rehabilitation

DO YOU KNOW YOUR RHINO?

Do you know everything there is to know about rhinos? Perhaps… perhaps not. These facts below are great not only to drop into the middle of a conversation on your next safari or dinner party; they’re also one way to better understand these unique animals. As with much of nature and life, there is so much more than meets the eye when it comes to the rhinoceros. These fascinating creatures…
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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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Rehabilitated rhino poaching survivors, Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell, are released back into the wild.

Five years after two rhinos survived a vicious poaching attack that left them severely injured and a bull dead, they have been returned to the wild. Fully rehabilitated, but dehorned to deter further poaching attacks, they are living testimony of the rehabilitation work the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) performs on injured and orphaned animals brought to the Centre. On Monday 3 December, Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell, two white…
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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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