Tag Archives: Cheetah Conservation

PRESS RELEASE: British Princess attended release of a cheetah in a wilderness reserve

HESC released a seven year old captive-bred female cheetah in the Pidwa Wilderness Reserve during January 2019. The release formed part of the Southern African cheetah meta-population programme facilitated by the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), and entails selectively releasing captive-bred cheetahs to enhance the genetic diversity of the limited number of free-ranging members of the species in Southern Africa. The release is conducted in three stages. The first stage entailed a…
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HESC cheetahs released at Air Force Base are thriving

Two male cheetahs released by HESC at the Air Force Base Makhado (formerly known as Air Force Base Louis Trichardt) in December 2017 have adapted well to their new surroundings. The base is situated in a remote wilderness area of close on 2 600 ha where animals roam free. The cheetahs were donated and released with the purpose of keeping the runways clear of small game to ensure a safe…
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HRH Princess Michael of Kent visits HESC on the eve of her book launch

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 a long…
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Being an #EarthWarrior @ HESC

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 and even…
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HESC Thank You – February 2018

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 great initiative…
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