In December 2017, little Mopane, an orphaned elephant arrived at HESC in bad shape, and weighing in at only 78kg. 
This tough little guy has really come a long way, and as we stand he is now weighing 135kg, just 5 months later.
We thought we would create this dedicated blog, which we will update monthly, tracking his weigh-in’s in one place, with a couple of photo’s highlighting how he grows in that time too.
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Mopane Weighs in at 135KG
Mopane’s weigh in on the 17th May 2018, is 135Kg.

Mopane Weighs 97Kg
Mopane weights in at 97Kg in March 2018.

Mopane at 84Kg
Mopane weighing 84Kg, when weighed in Jan 2018

Mopane weighing 78KG when he arrives at HESC
Mopane arrives at HESC in Dec 2017, weighing 78KG