Tag Archives: Wildlife Conservation

Rhino Art @ HESC invites schools to celebrate World Rhino Day on 22 September 2017

Share this article… World Rhino Day is being celebrated on 22 September this year and the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) is reaching out through its Rhino Art @ HESC project to schools to participate in creating an awareness about the plight of this endangered species in South Africa. Poaching statistics released by the Department for Environmental Affairs in February 2017 show that 1054 rhinos were killed in South Africa alone…
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Female cheetah, Salome, is examined

Share this article… We noticed that Salome, one of our female cheetahs, had not been eating. As usual, we called upon Dr Rogers to come and examine her on 25 August. He darted Salome and drew blood that could be tested to see what could be the cause for her lack of appetite. Once done, the cat was was transported to the hospital where she received two drips for rehydration…
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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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US Friends of HESC to host the 2017 annual fundraising dinners in honour of HESC

Share this article… The US Friends of HESC, established by New York power couple Heidi and Allen Roberts, will again be hosting a series of fundraising events at their home in September in aid of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC). These events are one of the annual highlights on the social calendar in New York; and Heidi’s four-course dinners, imbued with her exquisite personal touch, are legendary. HESC founder, Mrs…
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