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Lente Roode on releasing cheetahs back into the wild

The release of one of Lente Roode’s cheetahs, Tillie, into the wild on 29 February 2019 was the culmination of what she does at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Yesterday, Monday 11 March, after six weeks in Pidwa, Tillie was released into a 2 000 hectare enclosure where she will remain until she can fend for herself by hunting independently. For more information read the news release and the blog below….
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An Update on Little Raekie the Elephant

By Adine Roode Sunday 3 March 2019 The past few weeks have been challenging at the Jabulani orphanage. Our Jabulani carers and HESC curators have had to pull out all the necessary stops to pull Raekie through a difficult time. She has recently endured heavy spills of diarrhea and bacterial infections that we have been fighting with very specific antibiotics, as the bacterial infection is resistant to some antibiotics. Of…
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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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