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Two more rhinos released from HESC

… a story of rehabilitation and love at first sight It is with great joy that we can confirm that two more rhinos have been released back into the wild. The white rhinos Ike and Phillipa were rehabilitated at HESC after poaching incidents left both severely injured and traumatised, but they are now back in nature to roam free where they belong. Their story is one of triumph over adversity…
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Cheetahs at HESC

… dearly loved but not tame or pets At HESC every cheetah has a name and is dearly loved, but is regarded as a wild animal and treated as such. For this reason petting is not permitted. Our cheetahs are not tame and they are bred and raised with the ultimate objective of releasing them into the wild. We avoid human-imprinting, whereby the cheetahs will identify more with humans than…
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HESC | WCT THANK YOU BLOG APRIL AND MAY 2019

We can’t say how much we appreciate everyone who helps and donates to our projects. But we can at least try. CONSERVATION BEYOND BORDERS Special thanks to Nicole Benjamin Fink from Conservation Beyond Borders for the generous donation towards the orphaned elephants in our care. We are extremely grateful. Thank you! THE PLATTER PROJECT A big thank you to the Platter Project for their dedication and continuous support towards the…
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Lente Roode on releasing cheetahs back into the wild

The release of one of Lente Roode’s cheetahs, Tillie, into the wild on 29 February 2019 was the culmination of what she does at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Yesterday, Monday 11 March, after six weeks in Pidwa, Tillie was released into a 2 000 hectare enclosure where she will remain until she can fend for herself by hunting independently. For more information read the news release and the blog below….
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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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