Tag Archives: Wildlife Conservation

Update on southern ground hornbills, Gumpie and Skewy

Share this article… In our last update about our ground hornbill couple, Gumpie and Skewy, the Mabula Ground Hornbill Project researchers were at the centre to conduct research on the effects of hormones on throat coloration, and in particularly the cause of blue throat coloration in males. Click here to read about it. While busy with this they discovered that Skewy had laid an egg, and on closer inspection found…
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HESCies visit HESC again

Share this article… On 1 June, the HESCies group from Lumukisa Primary School returned to the centre for their second session at HESC. This was a follow-up to the very successful first visit. These young boys and girls were eager and ready to learn even more about the environment and wildlife conservation. The day started off with a brief discussion about Africa Day and what it means to Africans around…
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Update on our rhinos – June ‘17

Share this article…Gertjie and Matimba We are happy to report that all our rhinos are in great shape. Lion’s Den, Dingle Dell, Gertjie and Matimba all share an enclosure and from time-to-time do get together while grazing, but for the most part Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell do their own thing separate from Gertjie and Matimba. All four were recently dehorned. Zeta (the Zebra) and her male companion often follow…
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HESC conducts leopard DNA profiling

Share this article… DNA profiling is an integral part of our conservation efforts that focus on the conservation of rare, vulnerable and endangered animal species. To this end we performed DNA profiles on two of the leopards in our custody on Thursday, 1st June. This is also a requirement by the Environmental Affairs so they can control the illegal trade of this species. Our vet, Dr Peter Rogers and his…
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HESC Thank you – May 2017

Share this article… We are extremely thankful for the HESC communities’ generosity and it is not only a pleasure, but also a privilege to thank everyone for their support last month. Thank you! Ian Mostert and Nedbank donated paint towards Lumukisa Primary School. The paint will be used for the Grade R and 1 classrooms and playground area. Panarottis I’langa Mall, Nelspruit donated R5 towards the Rescued Rhinos @ HESC from…
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