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Orphaned Rhino Philippa, another Victim to Victor.

We got a call on 18th January, 2016. Two rhino cows had been attacked by poachers, one had died from her injuries, but the other had survived, and they were bringing her to HESC. By the time they had arrived, we had learned that the rhino which had died, was the mother of the surviving rhino. Sadly, she was also pregnant, two generations of beautiful rhino’s, murdered. The surviving rhino had…
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The Tale of Tailless Stompie, a Brave Rhino Survivor at HESC

Stompie arrived at HESC in a critical condition, on Tuesday 10th November 2015, nearly three year ago. He was approximately seven months at the time. This brave, and determined young rhino calf, not only had to go through the horrific ordeal of losing his mother to the hands of violent poachers,  but somehow survived an attack on himself, from what we think could have been a hyena. It is possible…
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HESC THANK YOU’S

  We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the overwhelming support of all of our donors and supporters during recent months. Your ongoing generosity enables our team to continue their important conservation efforts. We are truly grateful for every contribution! STAFFORD BROS & DRAEGER (PTY) LTD A big thank you to Stafford Bros & Draeger for donating another 59kg’s of Country Pasture milk powder towards the animals at the…
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Rescued Rhino Lion’s Den’s Journey at HESC, since September 2013.

Five years ago, on the 4th September 2013, Lions Den arrived with another female rhino, called Dingle Dell.  They had both been found left for dead, horns missing and gaping wounds from where they had been sawn off with chainsaws. There was another rhino bull with them during the attack, but sadly he died from his injuries. It was our first situation at HESC with rhinos with such severity of…
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Mopane weighs in at 195kg – August 2018

Eight months ago, orphaned elephant Mopane arrived at HESC weighing just 78kg. He was found wandering all on his own, with no other elephants to be found in the area, and brought into our care at HESC. We are very proud of his monthly progress, with each month showing steady and healthy progress. This month he has weighed in at 195KG, almost reaching the 200KG mark! He is spending longer…
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