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HESC | WCT THANK YOU BLOG APRIL AND MAY 2019

We can’t say how much we appreciate everyone who helps and donates to our projects. But we can at least try. CONSERVATION BEYOND BORDERS Special thanks to Nicole Benjamin Fink from Conservation Beyond Borders for the generous donation towards the orphaned elephants in our care. We are extremely grateful. Thank you! THE PLATTER PROJECT A big thank you to the Platter Project for their dedication and continuous support towards the…
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FIRST DEDICATED ELEPHANT NURSERY IN SOUTH AFRICA TO BE ESTABLISHED AT JABULANI

Since the establishment of HESC close on 30 years ago, many orphaned and injured animals have been rehabilitated at the Centre. In the past three years alone these protégés have included four orphaned elephants in need of a home and a place to recuperate. While HESC had the facilities, staff and passion to care for these waifs, it could never offer the comfort of kindred souls. But a dedicated elephant…
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St Mary’s Investec Hockey Festival 2019

From 3 to 7 April 2019, St Mary’s School and Investec hosted the 20th annual hockey festival. The festival not only assists in creating a platform to elevate young women in sport but also helps in raising funds towards Rhino Conservation. This year the total amount of funds raised at the festival was an amazing R184 312, which Investec Rhino Lifeline will match, bringing the total amount raised at the…
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AFRICAN WILD DOGS – How much do you know about them?

Do you know your wild dog? Lycaon pictus. You know they’re part of a pack, that you should never get in between them during a chase and that they resemble your own cherished hound at home. But just how much do you know about the African wild dog? Here are a few interesting facts about these endangered animals – their appearance, their years as pups and mums, the hunt and…
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HESC rehabilitates and releases a Southern Ground Hornbill

The team at HESC are delighted to announce a brief and successful rehabilitation and release of a Southern Ground Hornbill back into the wild. Emaciated and very weak when he came to us last month after being found on a wildlife reserve not far from Jabulani, it took barely two and a half weeks to restore his health. With its large form, huge black beak and striking colour on the throat…
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