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Meet Elephant Carer – Joshua Dube

Share this article…Our elephant carers at HESC work together as a team, to look after the orphaned elephants at our centre. They also work with the Camp Jabulani Herd and team, but through the years, we have seen the strength and knowledge of certain individuals, that prove they are the most suited to work with orphaned elephants. Joshua Dube is a fine example and this. He is so passionate about…
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Meet our Elephant Carers at HESC

Share this article…Meet our dedicated elephant carers at HESC, five very important people in our team. Stavros, Israel, Joshua, Simba and Herman, are the five hardworking men that, together as a team, give 24-hour care, in shifts, to orphaned elephants in the care of HESC. Most recent of which, is little Mopane, who arrived at HESC in December 2017, and is currently in our care. Our carer’s have hands-on knowledge, and an abundance…
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HESC mourns the passing of Allan Pretorius

Share this article… The 22nd of February was a very difficult day for all of us at HESC. We tragically lost Allan Pretorius – a colleague, friend and, even though not by blood, a brother. Allan was passionate about his job as a Field Guide, and his enthusiasm was contagious. He was a strong person – from his character, to his personality and presence. He was a shoulder to cry…
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GETTING TO KNOW THE POWER COUPLE BEHIND U.S. FRIENDS OF HESC

Share this article…Allen and Heidi Roberts with Simon Mnisi A holiday can sometimes have unexpected consequences and in the case of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), one such holiday had an enormous and far-reaching impact for which we are immensely grateful! It all started some 12 years ago when we had the pleasure of meeting a dynamic New York couple, Allen and Heidi Roberts.  Whilst staying at Camp Jabulani…
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Tribute to John Seerane by Lente Roode

Share this article… On Saturday 9 April 2016 we laid John Seerane to rest. He was buried next to my mother, father and my husband Johann on my farm, Hoedspruit Plaas. John was not just an employee, he was my brother. John’s father was my dad’s right-hand man, and John and I grew up together. So I had known him for as long as I could remember. I never in my…
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