Tag Archives: Leopard

HESC rescues leopard cub

On Wednesday 8 March, we received a call from Musina, a town in the northernmost part of Limpopo Province. HESC was requested to come to the rescue of a baby leopard that had been spotted in a big tree. People working nearby had been keeping an eye on the little one to see if the mother was anywhere in the vicinity. After a few days without a sign of the mother,…
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Wildlife Pharmaceuticals conducts more research, this time on the leopard

In February 2016, Dr Cobus Raath and his team from Wildlife Pharmaceuticals visited HESC to conduct research aimed at better understanding the anaesthesia of cheetahs by using a combination drug known as BAM (Butorphanol / Azaperone / Medetomidine). A week ago Wildlife Pharmaceuticals returned to the centre to conduct further research, but this time their focus was on the leopard species. The research followed the same process as the previous procedures…
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Leopard arrives at HESC after being caught by a farmer

Inspecting new surroundings The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) focuses on the conservation of rare, vulnerable and endangered animals. Over the last few years, HESC has rehabilitated and released many leopards on suitable game reserves in the province, such as Kapama Private Game Reserve, Letaba Ranch, Thornybush and more. In most of the cases leopards are captured and brought to the Centre after killing livestock and other valuable farm animals….
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Leopard conservation

This leopard was captured by a farmer near Elisras On the 17th of July 2012, HESC‘s animal curator, Christo Schreiber, was contacted by the Leopard Conservation Project (LCP). They were bringing yet another leopard to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. The LCP and HESC have been working together for some time now to keep our magnificent leopards safe and healthy. This specific leopard was brought in from a farm near…
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HESC to the rescue

The recovering Bateleur eagle We’ve recently had a number of opportunities to do what we do best here at Hoedspruite Endangered Species Centre (HESC), which is to give animals (and birds!) a safe place to rest and recuperate after they’ve been injured or traumatised. BATELEUR EAGLE Towards the end of August Camp Jabulani sent us a Bateleur eagle that had flown into an electric fence. Its left wing was severely…
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