November Student – Introduction

Student Programme

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) offers people between the ages of 18 and 35 years the opportunity to experience the Centre in an intensive and hands-on 21-day programme.

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 Centre. Click here to read more.

New Intake: 8th – 28th November 2011

A warm welcome to Christina Eland, who joined us on Tuesday for the full three week programme. She’s the only student on this rotation, although that’s not necessarily a bad thing. For starters there’s no chance of her being lumped with a snoring roommate, but even better, it means she’ll get extra time with the Centre’s many residents. The HESC staff are a nice bunch too, so Christina definitely won’t be short of good company! Summer has arrived with a vengeance, so let’s just hope she remembered to pack her hat and plenty of sunblock.

Christina Eland

Hi my name is Christina, and I come from Portsmouth, England. After a trip to South Africa a few months ago, I fell in love with the country’s amazing landscape and diversity of wildlife. So after graduating with a degree in Graphic Design, I then chose to take a completely different direction by travelling the world helping with the protection of endangered wildlife, with HESC being my first stop. I’m so excited about what’s to come, so check back to see what I’ve been up to.

Greetings from Africa,