Tag Archives: Safe haven for orphaned and sick animals

King Cheetah, Sebeka’s cut leg is treated

Share this article… On Saturday, 4 November we noticed that our female King Cheetah Sebeka was bleeding from her hind leg, and on closer inspection discovered that she had cut her leg. Dr Rogers was called and he darted Sebeka. Within minutes the anaesthetic had taken effect and she was loaded onto a carry mat and carried to the back of the animal vehicle. A drip was connected to Sebeka,…
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Cheetah cub, Tara’s ongoing struggle with her leg

Share this article… At the beginning of November last year, we noticed that something wasn’t quite right with one of our cheetah cubs Tara, as she wasn’t putting any weight on one of her forelegs. Dr Rogers took her for X-rays at Provet and the reason for the odd behaviour was discovered to be a broken humerus bone. How this happened we are not exactly sure. A splint was put…
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Update on the rhinos

Share this article…Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell We are happy to report that all is well with HESC’s various rhinos. Here’s a brief update. Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell These two female rhinos have had a long and emotional journey since their arrival in 2013, after a poaching incident left their lives hanging in the balance. Following numerous successful procedures by Dr Rogers they are now fully recovered. They have…
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Update on orphaned elephant, Shawu

Share this article… In our previous blog about Shawu we mentioned how attached he was to his ‘comfort blanket’. However, now that he continues to grow stronger this is no longer the case. Shawu is still on milk formula and drinks 2.5 litres every 3 hours. His uncontainable excitement can be seen whenever it’s feeding time, and he sees the curators approaching with his milk. He comes running out from the…
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New baby rhino, Esme, arrives at HESC – 10 October ‘17

Share this article… Yesterday evening we welcomed a new baby rhino. Thankfully, this time it was not a case of poaching; however, she needed to be rescued immediately from a situation that could have potentially turned dire without human intervention. A game farm contacted HESC a few days ago, after they had noticed that the calf was not putting on weight but instead losing weight even though she was suckling…
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