Caroline with Savanah the serval
We’ve only just introduced our latest student, and she’s already sent us her first update. It looks like she’s been really busy too!
It is now the end of my first week and so far I have been busy everyday assisting the staff with all the feeds. I’ve also had my first morning in butchery, which was quite an experience. It was very messy, but I actually didn’t mind it all that much. It turns out I’m quite good with a sharp knife (not sure if that’s a good thing…ha ha ha).
Lone Wild dog
Feeding the Wild dogs was a lot of fun. I sat on the back of the bakkie (truck) where all the meat was packed, while the Wild dogs chased after us!Â This was really great to see. That’s exactly how they behave in the wild, running for long distances as they chase down their prey. The highlight of my first week was on Saturday when I helped move two of the leopards, which included getting them into their respective crates. I feel extremely privileged that I was able to witness “Conservation in action”. I have a massive amount of respect for all the staff here at HESC, as they clearly put so much time, effort and passion into making this happen! On Sunday I was taken by boat to see the Blyde River Canyon. It is the second largest canyon in Africa, and also one of the greenest on the planet due to its sub-tropical foliage.