Tag Archives: Elephants

Raising an elephant

Anyone who has had the privilege to have had children will tell you that raising a baby, is far from easy. Human children need to be fed quality food for continual and optimal growth. A baby elephant is not much different and in many ways caretakers at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) note the same challenges. Arriving at HESC, usually underfed, dehydrated and tired, the very first challenge is…
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HESC & Camp Jabulani Anti-Poaching Initiatives

Anti-Poaching – a dead bird and snares found Poaching is the illegal taking of wild plants or animals, in contravention of local and international wildlife management laws, as well as against conservation. It is therefore the violation of the laws and regulations, and is normally a punishable offence. After two hand-reared rhinos were poached at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, HESC assisted to form the Endangered Species Protection Unit (ESPU)…
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