Category Archives: Rescued Rhinos @ HESC

What does it take to keep a rhino?

Share this article…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 …
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Peas and carrots – the story of David and Esme

Share this article…It is astonishing to think that a little creature of around 50kg arrived at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center and that they eventually grow to weigh an estimated two tons. The arrival of Esme and the fragility of her story has crept into the hearts of many as it carries the plight of her species forward. Rhino poaching continues to be driven by the demand for rhino horn…
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Update on the rhinos

Share this article…Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell We are happy to report that all is well with HESC’s various rhinos. Here’s a brief update. Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell These two female rhinos have had a long and emotional journey since their arrival in 2013, after a poaching incident left their lives hanging in the balance. Following numerous successful procedures by Dr Rogers they are now fully recovered. They have…
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New baby rhino, Esme, arrives at HESC – 10 October ‘17

Share this article… Yesterday evening we welcomed a new baby rhino. Thankfully, this time it was not a case of poaching; however, she needed to be rescued immediately from a situation that could have potentially turned dire without human intervention. A game farm contacted HESC a few days ago, after they had noticed that the calf was not putting on weight but instead losing weight even though she was suckling…
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Update on the rhinos

Share this article…Lion’s Den and Dingle Den It has been a while since we updated you on how our rhinos are doing. We are happy to report all is well, and they are happy and healthy! Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell were moved from their previous enclosure to one that is full of undisturbed grass, ideal for their grazing. Gertie and Matimba Gertjie and Matimba are still side-by-side, and neither…
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