Category Archives: Rescued Rhinos @ HESC

The Incredible Journey of Dingle Dell and Lion’s Den, two brave survivors of rhino poaching.

There are two extremely brave Rhino’s in our care at HESC. Their names are Lions Den and Dingle Dell, both of which are females. They were brought to HESC on the 4th September 2013, after a brutal attack on these two cows as well as a bull, who sadly did not make it. They had been darted by rhino poachers, and their horns removed with a chainsaw, which left their sinus…
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RESCUED RHINO ESME, MEETS HER NEW FRIEND, MILLIE, THE PEDI LAMB.

There has been a new and very sweet personality gracing our centre in recent weeks, and we thought it is time that we introduce you to her. We are pleased to introduce you to MILLIE!  Millie is a Thaba Manzi Pedi Lamb, much like Lammie, whom many have grown to love and adore over the past four years. We decided to bring another lamb to HESC, to be a companion to Esme, a young, rescued rhino in our…
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Rescued Rhino, Esme, goes from Strength to Strength at HESC.

Our journey with Esme started 8 months ago, when she arrived at HESC in October 2017, after being rescued from certain death. She was so thin, literally skin and bones, weighing only 50kg, after her mothers milk was not providing her with any nutrients, although she had been suckling. Eight months later, and we can proudly say she has become a strong and healthy young rhino, and although she is too…
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Rhino Update

Rhino Update When entering the word “Rhino” into Google, some suggestions pop up like, “Are rhinos mean?”. As with most animals, when not unhinged they are not mean. In fact, their poor eyesight is to blame for what could interpreted as being short-tempered and aggressive. White-rhinos, especially, will charge first and assess the situation afterwards. If you have ever visited for the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) you would know…
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What does it take to keep a rhino?

Apart from being one of the most adorable animals in the world (to some at least) it is important to note that looking after a rhino and its daily needs can get expensive. Various factors need to be considered when compiling an expense report of what you might spend on any animal. Besides from being fed and given a bed, there are other expenses like medical care that  can not…
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