Category Archives: Elephants

Meet Natasha Roscherr, our Assistant Animal Curator at HESC

Natasha assists Head Curator Linri Janse van Rensburg in caring for the animals at HESC. This may sound simple, but considering that we have so many different species of different ages and with different needs, it is more complex than one thinks. She checks on all the animals daily, assists with feeding them and providing water and makes sure that they are healthy and well. By detecting a problem early…
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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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The News of Little Raekie – from Adine Roode

It is with such immense sadness that I have to share the news that little Raekie passed away during the early hours of yesterday morning. All of your beautiful prayers and thoughts that we received were not in vain; I do believe it strengthened her and my team during her final hours, as she continued to be surrounded by love and compassion. I am thankful for the endless devotion of…
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An Update on Little Raekie the Elephant

By Adine Roode Sunday 3 March 2019 The past few weeks have been challenging at the Jabulani orphanage. Our Jabulani carers and HESC curators have had to pull out all the necessary stops to pull Raekie through a difficult time. She has recently endured heavy spills of diarrhea and bacterial infections that we have been fighting with very specific antibiotics, as the bacterial infection is resistant to some antibiotics. Of…
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Update on orphaned elephants Raekie and Mopane – February 2019

Four months have passed by since little Raekie, an orphaned elephant, arrived at HESC, having been found wandering on her own in the Imfolozi Game Reserve. She was estimated to be two months old and weighed 90Kg’s. Although her circumstances were terribly sad, it was extremely fortunate timing for both her and Mopane that they had a chance to be company for one another at HESC. Two elephants calves that…
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