Category Archives: General Animals

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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The Vulture Restaurant at HESC

Following on International Vulture Awareness Day last week, read more about how we contribute to the conservation of the species. Visitors have a treat in store when they visit the Vulture Restaurant on our premises. Feeding frenzy at Vulture Restaurant The vultures and other birds that were seen at our Vulture Restaurant are not kept in captivity and come and go as they please. The restaurant may be a little…
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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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PEPPER, THE CARACAL, WAS RELEASED

Last week, we released Pepper, the caracal onto the Kapama Private Game Reserve. Pepper was a problem animal previously before he came to us. He arrived when he was still quite young and stayed with us until he was the the right age to be released in to a suitable environment. Pepper was released onto the private game reserve as it is a Big 5 game reserve and he would not…
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MISS PIGGY, OUR BUSH PIG PATIENT, GET’S RELEASED

Miss Piggy, the little bush pig that joined us in July 2018, has fully healed and are stronger than ever. After being seriously injured, our team assisted with the amazing Dr Rodgers to get the little one back on track and ready to be released back to the wild. Earlier this week, Miss Piggy said goodbye to her temporary family here at HESC to once again go roam the grass…
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