HESC is home to a variety of animal and bird species including (but not limited to) African wild dog, blue crane, cheetah and king cheetah, leopard, sable antelope, serval, southern ground hornbill, vultures and white rhinoceros.


HESC maintains a strict policy of no contact or interaction with animals kept on the property. Our policy is aligned with international trends based on animal ethics and welfare and is aimed at ensuring the safety and health of both animals and visitors. Our policy further endorses the right of animals to live a life without fear, which is often the consequence of close contact with humans with whom they are not acquainted. We avoid human-imprinting, whereby the animals will identify more with humans than with their own species and cause them to become problem animals once released.