Tag Archives: Endangered Species

HESC and the Lumukisa ablution facility project

Share this article…The Lumukisa Prepatory School is a primary school situated in Tintswalo Village, Mpumalanga. The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) got involved with the school and introduced the Investec Rhino Lifeline (IRL) initiative late in 2017. During the introduction and interaction, the plight for ablution facilities was quickly identified. HESC together with the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) partnered with Nedbank to launch a toilet refurbishment project at Lumukisa Prepatory…
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Peas and carrots – the story of David and Esme

Share this article…It is astonishing to think that a little creature of around 50kg arrived at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center and that they eventually grow to weigh an estimated two tons. The arrival of Esme and the fragility of her story has crept into the hearts of many as it carries the plight of her species forward. Rhino poaching continues to be driven by the demand for rhino horn…
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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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Gauteng schools join the Rhino Art Project for World Rhino Day 2017

Share this article… During the week of the 21st September 2017, we celebrated World Rhino Day with the “Rhino Art – Let the children’s voices be heard” project. This project aims to bring awareness to young kids about the plight of rhinos, and create a positive connection to these endangered species through art. These artworks will be showcased to the world in airports, to politicians and to conservation bodies. During…
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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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