March Students – Introduction

HESC offers people the opportunity to experience the Centre in an intensive and hands-on 21-day programme. During the varsity holidays (June to August) this is limited to students (18 and 35 years), although for the rest of the year we welcome all ages.

It is divided into three main sections: Participation, Conservation and Sight Seeing.

The main focus of the programme is on the cheetah, and throughout their stay participants are involved in the everyday care of these magnificent animals. This includes cleaning, feeding, and where required, assisting with or observing any veterinary activities that may occur during their stay. These same activities also apply to other species being cared for at the CentreClick here to read more.

New Intake: 28th February – 19 March 2012

A BIG HELLO to our three new students! Paola, Sam and Sarah arrived last week and are already deeply immersed in their three week programme. They are all here for the full duration.

“Hello, I’m Paola from England.  I currently work as a health visitor and have come to The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre to experience the work they do here in conservation of cheetahs as well as many other animals that they look after.  So far, enjoyed every minute of the experience.”

“Hi I’m Sam from Portsmouth in the UK.  I am an 18 year old student and I finished collage last year and decided that I would gain some valuable hand on experience in wildlife conservation.  I was recommended Hoedspruit as a fantastic opportunity to do just that.”
“Hi! My name is Sarah and I come from Geneva, Switzerland.  I am 18 years old and I am currently in a gap year after finishing my IB diploma last year.  I have always had a passion for animals and I wish to pursue zoology or veterinary science studies at university starting in September.  In the future, I would like to become a wildlife vet and this is why I came to HESC.  I am enjoying the contact with all the animals and all the aspects of taking care of them.”

Remember to visit Facebook or Flickr to see what they’ve been up to.
Watch this space, and we’ll keep you posted.
From all of us at HESC, and our trio of Students.