Category Archives: Ike the Rhino

What Have Our Rhinos Been Up To? You Ask…

It has been so heart-warming to witness the changes among our incredible crash of rhinos at HESC and to see them all going from strength to strength. Watching their unique personalities play out and the bonds between them developing is truly beautiful. One thing that unites them all is a continued improvement and growing comfort in themselves and their environments at HESC. They are a beloved part of our family…
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Ike, a strong Rhino Bull, another Victim to Victor, at HESC.

Exactly two years ago today, on 19th September 2016, we received a five year old rhino bull, a poaching survivor, from Pilanesberg National Park. Ike was rescued fourteen months prior to his arrival at HESC, by the anti-poaching unit in the Pilanesberg National Park. He was found with both of his horns hacked off, and deep wounds across his back, resulting from an attack with a panga. The damage on his…
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Saving the Survivors relocates a surviving poached adult rhino bull to HESC

  Today we welcome rhino bull, Ike, a poaching survivor from Pilanesberg National Park. Ike will join the other three female rhino survivors already in our care. Together, the four will form the first hornless rhino herd. Ike’s story and rehabilitation: In July last year, an approximately four year old white rhino bull was discovered by the anti-poaching unit in the Pilanesberg National Park with both of his horns hacked off….
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