Category Archives: Black Mambas

Ensuring the safety of our animals – a Black Mambas Update

The alarming escalation of poaching in South Africa has resulted in HESC increasingly being requested to provide sanctuary to injured and orphaned elephant and rhino calves. But, providing treatment and rehabilitation is one thing. Ensuring the safety of the often already traumatised animals is something completely different and a factor of which we never lose sight. At HESC the safety of our animals and their wellbeing is paramount and we…
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The love of a community…

“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.” ~ Anthony J.D’Angelo Last week we were truly touched to see the thoughtfulness and kindness of a lady named Ivy from Acornhoek. We noticed an Instagram post by Transfrontier Africa which showed Ivy, who is disabled, handing over handsewn material re-usable sanitary pads to the Black Mambas. The idea is to have a form of sanitary protection on hand…
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Black Mamba Anti-poaching unit partners with HESC

The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit, the first majority female anti-poaching unit in South Africa. Founded in 2013 by Transfrontier Africa NPC, the Black Mamba Anti-Poaching unit was formed to protect the Olifants West Region of Balule Nature Reserve. Within the first year of operation the Black Mambas were invited to expand into other regions, and now protect all…
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