Tag Archives: Safe haven for orphaned and sick animals

Update: Mopane the elephant

Share this article…The month of March was a difficult time for Mopane. Several updates were posted on Social Media regarding Mopane and his health: During the early days of the month, Mopane was on a drip to keep him hydrated. The heat in Limpopo worsened the situation and his fluid intake was not as desired. Further tests included blood samples taken and a faecal swab. Dr Hamish Currie, who joined…
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Rescuing Simba the lion cub

Share this article…The blockbuster movie Lion King made an impression on us all. Big and small were all touched by the heart wrenching story and colourful characters. Now, the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) has its own Lion King story to tell:  how fitting that their lion cub was named after the one and only Simba. The centre received a phone call from the Kruger National Park, close to Phalaborwa…
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Wild Dog Arrival

Share this article…On Saturday morning, 27 January 2018, this wild dog was found lying next to the R40 road after being hit by a car. Both her femur and humerus had a fracture. After the XRays, drip, antibiotics and painkillers she was taken to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) for the weekend. Dr. Rogers (left), Linri Janse Van Rensburg (right), Janelle Goodrich (behind) On Monday, Dr Sampie Ras did…
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Rescued Porcupine Elvis

Share this article…Can you imagine being described as a thorny pig? This word was derived from the Middle French word, porc d’espine and that pretty much sums up this little boy: It is interesting to note that when a porcupine feels threatened, it tenses up and attacks predators with its tail, embedding quills into their skin. It merely creates the illusion that quills are shot out, when loose quills fall out after the…
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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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