Tag Archives: Research

Kruger-to-Canyons (K2C) Hooded Vulture Project Update

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 selection, factors affecting…
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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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Part of HESC’s core focus of cheetah conservation includes research

Recently Dr. Cobus Raath and his team from Wildlife Pharmaceuticals approached us to ask for assistance with their new project, which aimed to better understand the anaesthesia of cheetah by using a combination drug known as BAM (Butorphanol / Azaperone / Medetomidine). Our involvement in the study was important to assess its effect on captive cheetahs. We did not hesitate to oblige, considering the potential benefit to all cheetahs in…
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Research on the nutrional management of cheetahs in captivity

Professor Eddie Webb and Marthie Nickols Professor Eddie Webb and his student, Marthie Nickols from the University of Pretoria presented their topics of research involving the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre’s cheetah to a group of staff, Mrs. Roode, and Mr. and Mrs. Roberts (US Friends of the HESC). Marthie Nickols is studying at the University of Pretoria, doing her first year of her Masters degree in MSc (agric.) animal science:…
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