Tag Archives: Cheetah Centre

HRH Princess Michael of Kent visits HESC on the eve of her book launch

Share this article…Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent is visiting the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) prior to launching her book A Cheetah’s Tale in Johannesburg on 28 March 2018. Princess Michael of Kent’s association with Lente Roode, founder of HESC and Camp Jabulani, goes back many years and as the Royal Patron of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre she has visited HESC on numerous occasions. Princess Michael has…
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Being an #EarthWarrior @ HESC

Share this article…The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre’s (HESC) main focus is fighting the battles for those who can not fight at all, like the animals. Human evolution and the evolution of technology has pushed our specie to an even further height on the food chain, with immense consequences. Not forgetting that the planet also aches under our reign, HESC is adamant to be #EarthWarriors. #EarthWarriors look after animals, their communities…
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HESC Thank You – February 2018

Share this article…Without donations,  adoptions or visits to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), we would not be able to carry on doing what we do. We therefore would like to take the time to acknowledge and thank each and every individual and businesses who have assisted (and continue to assist) through their various contributions. TURTLE TIME SWIM SCHOOL & RAISING RHINOS It is always heart-warming to see little ones show…
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The Cheetah Breeding Project

Share this article…Why breeding: Cheetah populations are genetically very uniform or monomorphic. This has been caused due to a bottleneck effect with the cheetah population genetics in the wild. Wild cheetahs often occur in small isolated, or patch populations that lead to further narrowing of the gene pool. Therefore, the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre’s (HESC) breeding programme aims to ensure the birth of cheetahs with distinctly different genetic lineages. Where possible these…
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Did you know? Interesting facts about the Cheetah

Share this article…International Cheetah Day 4/12/2017 Cheetahs used to roam freely in northern and southern Africa as well as certain parts of Arabia. Cheetah females have large home-ranges in which they hunt. Males usually form coalitions after leaving their mother. These coalition usually has a hierarchy, and only the dominant male will get the opportunity to breed. These coalitions enable cheetah males to better defend themselves and hunt larger prey animals…
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