Tag Archives: Orphaned rhinos

The Kindness of Individuals in the Rhino Crisis

Last month, we at HESC spent a day with Investec and British actor, Nicholas Pinnock, and American actress, Shannon Elizabeth dehorning rhinos, in a campaign to expose international audiences to the realities of the rhino crisis. Investec set up the Investec Rhino Lifeline  as a way to do their part for rhinos: by educating young people, aiding rhino rescues and focusing on ways to reduce the demand for rhino horns….
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What Have Our Rhinos Been Up To? You Ask…

It has been so heart-warming to witness the changes among our incredible crash of rhinos at HESC and to see them all going from strength to strength. Watching their unique personalities play out and the bonds between them developing is truly beautiful. One thing that unites them all is a continued improvement and growing comfort in themselves and their environments at HESC. They are a beloved part of our family…
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WCE – What the experience entails

Standing in front of the gate of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), you are able to see the rustle of employees and flurry of vehicles. You are left waiting in anticipation. What will this experience entail? The WCE is an intensive 21-day programme that will change how you think and feel forever. HESC places particular emphasis on the breeding and maintenance of the cheetah in captivity but their focus…
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Rhino Update

Rhino Update When entering the word “Rhino” into Google, some suggestions pop up like, “Are rhinos mean?”. As with most animals, when not unhinged they are not mean. In fact, their poor eyesight is to blame for what could interpreted as being short-tempered and aggressive. White-rhinos, especially, will charge first and assess the situation afterwards. If you have ever visited for the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) you would know…
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Philippa moves in with Gertjie and Matimba

On the 23rd of September, we moved Philippa from Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell’s camp, to the same enclosure as Gertjie and Matimba. With the arrival of Ike, we’ve had to rethink the dynamics of our Rescued Rhinos @ HESC sanctuary. Seeing that Philippa is about the same size as Gertjie and Matimba, and even closer to them in age, we thought it appropriate for her to be partnered with…
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