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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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Moose and Mickey, Two White-Tailed Mongooses in our care at HESC.

We have two new friends at HESC, Moose and Mickey, two White-Tailed Mongooses that were brought into our care within a month of each other. Moose, (a female),  was the first to arrive at HESC. She was handraised from a tiny pup, by someone who had found her on her own in their plantation. Her back legs were weak, and she struggled to walk when we first got her. We adjusted…
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US FRIENDS OF HESC PROVIDES ONGOING FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO HESC

Established by New York couple Heidi and Allen Roberts, the charitable organisation US Friends of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre has provided valuable and much appreciated financial support to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) over the years. Known particularly for the series of fundraising dinners held annually in the New York apartment of Heidi and Allen Roberts and hosted personally by the couple, the US Friends of HESC this…
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New information centre operates from HESC premises

The Greater Kruger Information Centre, a new initiative to provide tourist information on the area, was launched last week at HESC. The centre is located on the premises of and at the entrance to HESC. Developed as a partnership of tourism focused organisations in the area, the information centre is aimed at promoting the tourism potential of the Greater Kruger area to tourists and business travellers. The centre will be…
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre sinks borehole to outwit elephants

The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) has found a solution to provide in its daily water needs that elephants and other wild animals on the neighbouring reserve cannot jeopardise. The solution entailed sinking two boreholes on the premises recently. Although the sustainability and exact volume of the water is still being established, indications are that the present 9 000 litres per day will continue. The African wildlife sanctuary that focuses on…
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