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Being an #EarthWarrior @ HESC

The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre’s (HESC) main focus is fighting the battles for those who can not fight at all, like the animals. Human evolution and the evolution of technology has pushed our specie to an even further height on the food chain, with immense consequences. Not forgetting that the planet also aches under our reign, HESC is adamant to be #EarthWarriors. #EarthWarriors look after animals, their communities and even…
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Did you know… elephant ears

Did you know?: The ears of an elephant have a very important role of regulating temperature; by flapping their ears they are able to cool themselves down. They also use their ears to make themselves look more threatening when faced with danger. This is achieved by spreading them wide and increasing the appearance of the frontal area to make themselves look bigger. That is not the only captivating fact about…
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Orphaned elephants, Shawu and Timisa, get blood transfusions

  The youngest elephants in our care both recently underwent blood transfusions. Shawu is a young orphaned elephant that was brought to Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) last November, after he was found wandering around on his own. Timisa, another orphaned baby elephant, was brought to Camp Jabulani in November as well, by Elephants Alive. It has been hectic the past few months as we moved between the two properties to…
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A brief update on Shawu

Our baby elephant, Shawu, is doing incredibly well – the little boy now weighs 120kg. He drinks just over a litre of milk every 2 hours during the day; and 1.3 litres of milk every 3 hours during the night. Feeding time Elephant grooms, Stavros and Joshua, are definitely kept busy and still take turns to watch him 24/7. They take him on daily walks so he can explore the…
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Our orphaned baby elephant is named

The little orphan baby elephant that we’ve been taking care of the past week and a half now has a name. We are pleased to introduce you to Shawu. Mrs Lente Roode has ​named the little elephant after one of the seven bulls which used to roam the Kruger National Park. Shawu has taken well to his milk and ​is feeding vigorously. We’ve now found a formula which seems to agree with him –…
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