Category Archives: Meet the Team

The world of a curator: Linri Janse van Rensburg

To give you a peek into the world of a curator, we’re going to be sharing some of their memories and experiences with you from now on. The first is going to be that of Linri Janse van Rensburg, our head curator, on how she hand-reared three little servals together with a tiny leopard. The job of curator not only entails ensuring the wellbeing of animals, but also brings fascinating…
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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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Farewell and thank to Karen and Jeanre

Today we say goodbye and thank you to Karen Swiegers our General Manager since 2016 and Jeanre Brooks (better known as Tabs), Operational Manager since 2017. After a combined 22 years with us, they are leaving to follow their entrepreneurial dream of sustainable farming. Their contribution over the years was huge. Lente Roode says: “Your dedication and loyalty, passion for the welfare of our animals and genuine concern for your…
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Ella joins HESC APU unit

Poachers beware; the newest member of our K-9 anti-poaching unit will start with her training this week. Ella, now eight weeks old, is a Dutch Shepherd dog that was donated to us by prominent Pretoria breeder Dr. Johan Klopper. Although still an adorable puppy, she is being trained to join Nicor in patrolling and protecting our borders, together with our K-9 handlers and the Black Mamba guards. Ella has an…
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MEET OUR HEAD CURATOR, LINRI JANSE VAN RENSBURG

It takes a particularly special person to take on the important responsibility of overseeing the animals in a wildlife conservation centre such as HESC. Our followers often hear us talk of Linri, our head curator, so we thought we would tell you a little more about her, and what her responsibilities are at HESC. Linri’s career at HESC started in 2015, four years ago, but she has held the position of head curator…
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