Tag Archives: Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

Earth day – 22 April

Share this article…In the 1970’s a movement arose in the United States of America (USA) that saw the environmental complications pushed to the foreground of the country. Thousands of schools, communities, colleges, and universities organised peaceful protests against the deterioration of the environment, as 22 April marked their spring. People were allowed out into the sun and more significantly, light shone on their current issue: air pollution. Air pollution is…
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The introduction of Shawu to the Jabulani elephant herd – by Adine Roode

Share this article…I’m sharing this story from two perspectives – mine and that of Tigere Matipedza. Adine Roode Shawu walked for over 18 km, leaving HESC just after sunrise. It was a brisk walk with stops in between to drink water, take mud baths and rest his feet. I was so proud of him and how amazingly well he coped on the walk. I could see that his daily walks…
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Khulas Cottage: Why stay there?

Share this article…Some of the things we dread the most about our everyday lives are the hustle and bustle of how urban we have become. How we drive and sit in the traffic with tempers flaring and the noise we have grown accustomed to. But there is a new way of life. The #EarthWarrior way. Everyone at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) has based their every day lives to…
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Another successful introduction of an elephant orphan to the Camp Jabulani herd – By Adine Roode

Share this article…Our little orphaned elephant Shawu was accepted by the Jabulani herd on Saturday, 7 April 2018, making it the fourth orphaned calf that was successfully introduced to and accepted by the Jabulani herd. Shawu was found wandering alone along the R40 road between Klaserie and Hoedspruit in November 2016. We were contacted to take custody of this baby elephant as he was distressed, thirsty and hungry and we…
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre wins Afristay 2018 Best Value Establishment Award

Share this article…The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) has been honoured with a 2018 Best Value Establishment Award from Afristay, one of South Africa’s largest accommodation portals with over 10 000 listings across Africa and over 100 000 visitors per month. The award rates HESC as a top value accommodation destination in Hoedspruit based on consistent and excellent rates offered to Afristay guests. Accommodation at HESC includes the two eco-friendly…
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