Tag Archives: Camp Jabulani

Orphaned baby elephant successfully introduced to Jabulani herd

A baby elephant that has been in the care of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) for the past 16 months, was successfully introduced to the resident Jabulani herd early April, and will remain with the herd going forward. The little elephant, whom we named Shawu, was found wandering on his own, along the R40 between Klaserie and Hoedspruit in November 2016.  He was brought to HESC, where we have…
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Orphaned elephants, Shawu and Timisa, get blood transfusions

  The youngest elephants in our care both recently underwent blood transfusions. Shawu is a young orphaned elephant that was brought to Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) last November, after he was found wandering around on his own. Timisa, another orphaned baby elephant, was brought to Camp Jabulani in November as well, by Elephants Alive. It has been hectic the past few months as we moved between the two properties to…
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HESC STUDENT PROGRAMME – FINAL BLOG UPDATE: 14 JULY 2014

At the elephant back safari Last week, four new students arrived at the Centre to join our group. They are Victoire Laurier and Paul Laurier from France, and Nicola and Patric Murray from England. The past two weeks were filled with so many activities, including: We made quite a number of visits to the vet. One of the cheetahs was ill, so we took her to the nearby town (Hoedspruit) to the…
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Genet release

Large spotted genet Victor van Wyk recently found two large-spotted genet babies in his garden. After a thorough search, he was unable to find the mother. He lives in a busy neighborhood, where there was a good chance of the young genets getting caught by a dog or cat, so he decided that the best thing to do would be to take them to Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC). When…
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Our canine anti-poaching team

In an effort to combat poaching, we at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), together with our sister property, Camp Jabulani situated on the Kapama Reserve, have been using dogs as part of our anti-poaching initiative. We currently have two male Bloodhounds which have been trained to track spoor. These dogs traverse the Kapama Reserve, HESC and nearby surroundings where there’s a need for their assistance. As HESC’s primary focus is…
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