Tag Archives: Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

Update on southern ground hornbills, Gumpie and Skewy

Share this article… In our last update about our ground hornbill couple, Gumpie and Skewy, the Mabula Ground Hornbill Project researchers were at the centre to conduct research on the effects of hormones on throat coloration, and in particularly the cause of blue throat coloration in males. Click here to read about it. While busy with this they discovered that Skewy had laid an egg, and on closer inspection found…
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HESC Thank you – June 2017

Share this article… Another month has passed and we are grateful to everyone who has offered a helping hand. Your contribution is invaluable and makes the day-to-day operations at the centre much easier to deal with. Hurleyvale Primary School donated sports equipment and clothing towards our community outreach projects. Pick ‘n Pay Noordheuwel has been an incredible friend of the centre over the years. They recently donated 255kg of milk…
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G&H Transport and PPC Cement’s continuous act of kindness

Share this article… G&H Transport has been a friend and partner of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) for many years now. Owners, Jimmy and Heather, first visited the centre over six years ago. It was during this visit that one of our cheetahs, Khula, caught their eye. For her birthday, Heather decided that instead of Jimmy getting her a fancy gift, she would rather adopt Khula. The couple have…
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Kruger-to-Canyons (K2C) Hooded Vulture Project Update

Share this article… Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) has been involved in the Kruger-to-Canyons (K2C) Hooded Vulture Project for some time. Our primary role has been to afford access to our vulture restaurant where the research is being carried out. The K2C Hooded Vulture Project, which began in 2015, is a collaborative effort between several international partners. The aim is to investigate the breeding biology of these endangered birds, their nest site…
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HESCies visit HESC again

Share this article… On 1 June, the HESCies group from Lumukisa Primary School returned to the centre for their second session at HESC. This was a follow-up to the very successful first visit. These young boys and girls were eager and ready to learn even more about the environment and wildlife conservation. The day started off with a brief discussion about Africa Day and what it means to Africans around…
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