Tag Archives: Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

Update on the orphaned hyena cub in our temporary custody

Share this article… Earlier this year we shared the story of an orphaned hyena cub that had been taken into temporary care at the centre. He was recently moved into a new bigger enclosure, where he gets to enjoy plenty of space, a little dam, lush vegetation and some shady trees. This little one is now eight months old and his diet consists of 1 kg of mince, six times per…
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Our young rhinos, Stompie, Nhlanhla and Lula are de-horned

Share this article…Stompie On Friday, 19 May, we continued with the process of dehorning our rhinos. This time, it was Stompie, Nhlanhla and Lula’s turn. As these three are still young, and their horns aren’t like those of fully-grown rhinos; we remove the excess horn to ensure the little ones’ safety. Dr Rogers and his team, along with Lyle Wiggens from Limpopo Nature Conservation and the HESC team made their…
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WCE Coordinators visit Lumukisa School for Rhino Art

Share this article… On Monday 15th May, our Wildlife Conservation Experience (WCE) Coordinators, Ruan and Herman visited Lumukisa Preparatory School. Ruan and Herman were at the school to collect the Grade 1s Rhino Art sheets and present the Rhino Art Initiative to the Grade 2s. The team started by teaching the learners about the rhino and the poaching plight. Many of the learners said they had seen a rhino in…
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The story of resident lions, Scar and Mufasa

Share this article…Scar and Mufasa Scar and Mufasa are the resident lions at HESC. As you might have already guessed, they were named after the iconic brothers in The Lion King movie. These two brothers are about 6/7 years old and were born to Piet (father) and Lucky (mother) who were also residents at HESC. Although the circumstances that had led to the arrival of Piet and Lucky at HESC…
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Rhino cows, Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell; and rhino bulls, Gertjie and Matimba are dehorned

Share this article…Dingle Dell On Thursday 11 May, our older rhino cows, Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell; as well as ‘rhino’ brothers, Gertjie and Matimba were dehorned. As usual, Dr Rogers and his team were present, and so was Lyle Wiggens from Nature Conservation, Limpopo Province to oversee the procedure. As you may recall, we also recently dehorned Balu, Khulula and Olivia. Click here to read about their dehorning. Dingle Dell…
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