Category Archives: News

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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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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PRESS RELEASE: British Princess attended release of a cheetah in a wilderness reserve

HESC released a seven year old captive-bred female cheetah in the Pidwa Wilderness Reserve during January 2019. The release formed part of the Southern African cheetah meta-population programme facilitated by the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), and entails selectively releasing captive-bred cheetahs to enhance the genetic diversity of the limited number of free-ranging members of the species in Southern Africa. The release is conducted in three stages. The first stage entailed a…
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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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HESC THANK YOU’S – DECEMBER 2018 AND JANUARY 2019

We would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of our supporters during the month of December 2018 and January 2019. Their contribution is invaluable to the day-to-day operations at the centre. THE PLATTER PROJECT  The Platter Project recently launched a range of beautiful prints for sale at a super affordable price, and the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre has been selected as one of the…
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