Category Archives: Student Programme

A procedure to check on Sheila the Cheetah’s hind legs – February 2019

On Monday 18 February, we asked wildlife vet, Dr. Peter Rogers, to assess Sheila the cheetah’s hind legs. They appeared to be quite stiff when she walked, and she had troubles standing for long periods. Dr. Rogers had to sedate her to check her but could find no evidence of any injuries or reasons for the stiffness. He gave her some pain medication to see if helps as we continue…
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HESC participates in an anti-rabies campaign

The Humane Society International and Activating Africa collaborated on a rabies awareness and vaccination project, to compile the required resources that will help streamline the efforts of those working to stop the spread of rabies. Rabies is a viral illness that can affect humans and other mammals. The virus infects the central nervous system and, once individuals show signs of the disease, it’s almost always fatal. Any mammal can contract…
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Wildlife Conservation Experience (WCE) – 20 July 2016

Feeding the animals, much to everyone’s delight. Seen from left to right are Seline Bregman, Benedetta Alban, Lisa Woodhouse, Kevin Berthet, and Tanita Oosthuisen. Bokkie Bok in the bottom right corner excitedly awaiting his food. We welcomed new participants for our WCE programme on the 19th of July. As usual, the individual members of the group come from several different parts of the world – United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Italy…
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Wildlife Conservation Experience (WCE): Feedback by Susan Rodgers

Susan Rodgers recently participated in the WCE programme, and gives an account of her experience in this latest blog update. “I’ve just spent 3 weeks on the above programme and just wanted to feedback on what a fantastic experience it was. I was there from 24th May to 13th June. Tanita and Craig were both amazing student co-ordinators, both making sure we were well looked after and busy each day, whether…
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WCE visits Lumukisa Primary School

Last week student coordinator Tanita took Wildlife Conservation Experience (WCE) participants, Camila Olivares from the USA and Pauline Sabalette from France, to visit our adoptive school, Lumukisa Primary. This is her account of the day’s events. “The two WCE participants and I arrived at the school at about 10:00. I showed them around the school, after which we headed to the Grade R section (which is separate from the rest…
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