Tag Archives: Animal Conservation

Rhino Art @ HESC invites schools to celebrate World Rhino Day on 22 September 2017

Share this article… World Rhino Day is being celebrated on 22 September this year and the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) is reaching out through its Rhino Art @ HESC project to schools to participate in creating an awareness about the plight of this endangered species in South Africa. Poaching statistics released by the Department for Environmental Affairs in February 2017 show that 1054 rhinos were killed in South Africa alone…
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HESCies learn about the importance of termites to the eco-system

Share this article… We had the pleasure of welcoming back the HESCies once again. This time the lesson was on the importance of termites to the eco-system.  To explain this in full we had a guest tutor – Dr Cornel du Toit – who holds a PhD in Entomology (which is the scientific study of insects). Shortly following their arrival, the HESCies made their way to the safari vehicle with…
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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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HESC Thank you – August 2017

Share this article… It is time again to express our heartfelt gratitude for the support we have received over the past month. Without the contributions from both individuals and businesses, we would not be able to do what we do. Capitec Bank Capitec Bank sponsored 15 computers for our adoptive school, Lumukisa Primary School. These machines will be a great help to further the education of the learners. Our Wildlife…
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Female cheetah, Salome, is examined

Share this article… We noticed that Salome, one of our female cheetahs, had not been eating. As usual, we called upon Dr Rogers to come and examine her on 25 August. He darted Salome and drew blood that could be tested to see what could be the cause for her lack of appetite. Once done, the cat was was transported to the hospital where she received two drips for rehydration…
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