Tag Archives: Endangered Species

Halloween fundraiser for HESC, by African Synergy

Share this article…  R155 000 raised…Wow! We, together with the help of the Camp Jabulani team, did it! Our Halloween fundraiser for the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) held on 2nd November 2017 was a phenomenal success! Best dressed winner Runners up for best dressed HESC has taken on the enormous responsibility of caring, providing a home and protecting both rhino poaching victims and orphaned rhino calves. Knowing the incredible…
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The environmental importance of the vulture restaurant at HESC

Share this article… The vulture restaurant at HESC might be for some a difficult sight to absorb and odour to handle. However, this ‘pit of bones’ is very important from a conservation point of view. Many people may not be aware that most of the vulture species are endangered. And should nothing be done to try to save them, this could have a severe impact on the environment. The vulture…
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Cheetah cub, Tara’s ongoing struggle with her leg

Share this article… At the beginning of November last year, we noticed that something wasn’t quite right with one of our cheetah cubs Tara, as she wasn’t putting any weight on one of her forelegs. Dr Rogers took her for X-rays at Provet and the reason for the odd behaviour was discovered to be a broken humerus bone. How this happened we are not exactly sure. A splint was put…
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Update on the rhinos

Share this article…Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell We are happy to report that all is well with HESC’s various rhinos. Here’s a brief update. Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell These two female rhinos have had a long and emotional journey since their arrival in 2013, after a poaching incident left their lives hanging in the balance. Following numerous successful procedures by Dr Rogers they are now fully recovered. They have…
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Update on orphaned elephant, Shawu

Share this article… In our previous blog about Shawu we mentioned how attached he was to his ‘comfort blanket’. However, now that he continues to grow stronger this is no longer the case. Shawu is still on milk formula and drinks 2.5 litres every 3 hours. His uncontainable excitement can be seen whenever it’s feeding time, and he sees the curators approaching with his milk. He comes running out from the…
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