HESC offers people the opportunity to experience the Centre in an intensive and hands-on 21-day programme. During the varsity holidays (June to August) this is limited to students (between 18 and 35 years), although for the rest of the year we welcome all ages.
It is divided into three main sections: Participation, Conservation and Sightseeing.
The main focus of the programme is on the cheetah, and throughout their stay participants are involved in the everyday care of these magnificent animals. This includes cleaning, feeding, and where required, assisting with or observing any veterinary activities that may take place during their stay. These same activities also apply to other species being cared for at the Centre. Click here to read more.
New Intake: 27 March – 16 April 2012
We’d like to say a hearty WELCOME to our six new students! Jesse, Charlotte, Kerrie, Giulia, Rebecca and Louise arrived three days ago, and are already deeply immersed in their three week programme. Five of the students are here for the whole programme, while Louise will be with us until the 2nd of April.
Jesse van den Berg: I am 19 years old, and come from Potchefstroom, South Africa. I am studying Psychology and Tourism. I am very outgoing and absolutely love animals.
Charlotte Botham: I’m 20 years old and am currently studying veterinary medicine at the Royal Veterinary College in London. I’m really looking forward to working closely with exotic animals.
Kerrie Cartwright: I am 30 and work as a online project manager. I don’t have any experience of working with animals, but love all types of cats, so I thought this would be a great way to meet some of the most beautiful cats in the world!Giulia Beraud: I am 20 years old and am studying Veterinary Medicine in London. This is my first experience dealing with more exotic animals and I am very excited.
Rebecca Brown: I am a 19 year old, second-year year veterinary student studying at the Royal Veterinary College in London. I have worked at an English zoo before, so I’m looking forward to comparing work with more wild animals to captive ones.
Louise Curtis: I am a 20 year old Veterinary student from London. I have visited Africa once before, and had the time of my life, so I’m so excited to be back! I am hoping to get lots of hands-on experiences with the big cats and other local wildlife.
Watch this space for news and updates!
From all of us at HESC, and our six students.