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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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Orphaned Rhino Philippa, another Victim to Victor.

We got a call on 18th January, 2016. Two rhino cows had been attacked by poachers, one had died from her injuries, but the other had survived, and they were bringing her to HESC. By the time they had arrived, we had learned that the rhino which had died, was the mother of the surviving rhino. Sadly, she was also pregnant, two generations of beautiful rhino’s, murdered. The surviving rhino had…
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