Tag Archives: Safe haven for orphaned and sick animals

Shawu and his blanket

Share this article… Many who have been following Shawu’s story, our orphaned elephant, would have noticed that whenever the curators feed him his bottle there is usually a blanket that is hanging on a tree in front of him. The blanket was introduced during Shawu’s early days as a source of comfort and for him to notice when it was feeding time. So, whenever one of the curators hangs up…
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HESC performs DNA profiling on four cheetah cubs

Share this article… Many of our followers are aware of the cheetah DNA profiling we have been conducting. A change in regulations and the implementation of a new set of requirements for DNA profiling has necessitated this, and HESC has fully complied in order to get the necessary accreditation from various institutions. This is an extremely intense, tedious and stressful process – from the darting and subsequent monitoring of the…
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HESC celebrates World Elephant Day – 12 August 2017

Share this article… Today, 12 August, is World Elephant Day. It’s a day for focusing attention on the plight of the elephant species, and the need for its protection. The escalation of poaching for ivory; habitat loss; human-elephant conflict; and mistreatment of animals in captivity are just some of the threats faced by these gentle giants. Although HESC is not an elephant sanctuary or orphanage; we are dedicated to the conservation…
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HESC Thank you – July 2017

Share this article… We would like to say ‘Thank You’ to the following organisations and individuals for their contribution towards the centre during the month of July. Linri Janse van Rensburg & Key Health Medical Scheme donated 10 First Aid medical kits, which will be used for the guide vehicles at HESC. Capmor Stationary & Books Galore Sunninghill donated books and art materials, which will go towards our educational and…
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Update on Shawu

Share this article… Little Shawu is doing great and continues to thrive in our care. Here’s an update of what he’s been getting up to over the last month. To ensure that Shawu keeps active, he goes for daily walks twice a day – in the mornings after his 6am bottle feed and around 4pm when it’s cooler. Lammie usually accompanies Shawu and his keeper, but sometimes he does take…
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