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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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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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HESC THANK YOU’S – MAY 2018

We would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of our supporters during the month of May. Their contribution is invaluable to the day-to-day operations at the centre, and we could not do what we do without the support. BOB MARTIN Special thanks to Bob Martin for donating 120kg’s of dog food towards our anti-poaching canines at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. We are extremely grateful for your contribution. RAISING RHINOS Two very…
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Update on the rhinos

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 come so…
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