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The introduction of Shawu to the Jabulani elephant herd – by Adine Roode

Share this article…I’m sharing this story from two perspectives – mine and that of Tigere Matipedza. Adine Roode Shawu walked for over 18 km, leaving HESC just after sunrise. It was a brisk walk with stops in between to drink water, take mud baths and rest his feet. I was so proud of him and how amazingly well he coped on the walk. I could see that his daily walks…
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Another successful introduction of an elephant orphan to the Camp Jabulani herd – By Adine Roode

Share this article…Our little orphaned elephant Shawu was accepted by the Jabulani herd on Saturday, 7 April 2018, making it the fourth orphaned calf that was successfully introduced to and accepted by the Jabulani herd. Shawu was found wandering alone along the R40 road between Klaserie and Hoedspruit in November 2016. We were contacted to take custody of this baby elephant as he was distressed, thirsty and hungry and we…
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World-renowned sculptor visits Camp Jabulani and HESC

Share this article…American sculptor and animal lover Liza Todd-Tivey is visiting Camp Jabulani and the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) – for the second time. Recognised internationally in particular as a foremost equestrian sculptor, she is also valued as a sculptor of elephants, or rather one specific little elephant, by Lente Roode, founder of HESC and Camp Jabulani. During her previous visit to Camp Jabulani, Liza was introduced to Shawu,…
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Being an #EarthWarrior @ HESC

Share this article…The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre’s (HESC) main focus is fighting the battles for those who can not fight at all, like the animals. Human evolution and the evolution of technology has pushed our specie to an even further height on the food chain, with immense consequences. Not forgetting that the planet also aches under our reign, HESC is adamant to be #EarthWarriors. #EarthWarriors look after animals, their communities…
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Did you know… elephant ears

Share this article…Did you know?: The ears of an elephant have a very important role of regulating temperature; by flapping their ears they are able to cool themselves down. They also use their ears to make themselves look more threatening when faced with danger. This is achieved by spreading them wide and increasing the appearance of the frontal area to make themselves look bigger. That is not the only captivating…
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