Category Archives: Rescued Rhinos @ HESC

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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World Rhino Day 2018 – Dedicated to the memory of Ronnie and Lahliwe

Today is World Rhino Day 2018.  A day that the plight of the rhino is once again highlighted through the strength of social media, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The heartbreaking story of Ronnie and Lahliwe stretches much further back, before the era of social media, whereby now (fortunately), the world has been made aware of the war many of us are fighting to keep the rhino species in existence….
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Esme, an orphaned rhino that humans, dogs and lambs have fallen in love with.

Esme, the youngest rhino in our care, currently, arrived at HESC in October 2017. She weighed a mere 50kgs at only a month old. She was a resident on a nearby game farm and although suckling from her mother, grew increasingly thinner. The team at HESC was contacted to help and soon baby Esme was on her on a road to recovery, from the time she set her hooves on HESC…
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Looking back at Lula, an Orphaned Rhino at HESC since 12 February 2017.

Lula is yet another young rhino, orphaned rhino, forever burdened with the sight of seeing her mother killed at the hand of poachers, and then the ensuing nightmare of being left all on her own to fend off attacks. HESC took Lula into our care on the 12th February 2017, we guess she was between 5 – 6 months old, and weighed 250Kg. She had been found by rangers on…
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Ike, a strong Rhino Bull, another Victim to Victor, at HESC.

Exactly two years ago today, on 19th September 2016, we received a five year old rhino bull, a poaching survivor, from Pilanesberg National Park. Ike was rescued fourteen months prior to his arrival at HESC, by the anti-poaching unit in the Pilanesberg National Park. He was found with both of his horns hacked off, and deep wounds across his back, resulting from an attack with a panga. The damage on his…
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