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Why join The Wildlife Conservation Experience?

Building a mud bath for the rhinos The Wildlife Conservation Experience (WCE) is a hands-on 3 week intensive course for animal lovers and nature enthusiasts. Participants have the opportunity to experience, first hand, the work we do at HESC every day. The course is designed specifically for people wanting to learn all there is to know about wildlife conservation (specifically South African wildlife), and for those who want to work…
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Update on Philippa’s latest treatment procedure – 2 April 2016

On Saturday the 2nd of April 2016, Philippa underwent another treatment procedure. Dr Rogers, Janelle Goodwich and Liesel Steinmann from Provet Wildlife Services had a bit of a hard time locating Philippa, but they eventually managed to track her down and she was darted with the sedative M99. The team then thoroughly cleaned her wound and administered an antibiotic and anti-inflammatories. A few of our Wildlife Conservation Experience (WCE) participants…
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Finding the Southern Cross (visible from January to October)

Planets The WCE students were introduced to the incredible world of stargazing as part of the survival aspect of the programme.  Emphasis was placed on the Southern Cross in order for them to be able to determine where south is.  Knowing how to determine where north, south, east and west lies is an important part of survival.  Below is a little more information on how to determine SOUTH…so be sure…
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Impala with a Difference

Normal impala On Sunday 2nd of August 2015, the team comprising the latest Wildlife Conservation Experience went to the Kruger National Park for a day trip. One of the sightings they enjoyed was of a herd of impala, casually grazing. This on its own is nothing unusual, however within this herd was a rare and strange individual impala. Impalas are reddish/ fawn in colour with a paler coloured underside. But…
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Student Blog: 14 July 2015

Last week, four new students arrived at the Centre to join our group! This includes Victoire Laurier and Paul Laurier from France and Nicola Murray and Patric Murray from England. The past two weeks were filled with so many activities! We got to see the vet a lot. One of the cheetahs was ill, so we took her to the nearby town (Hoedspruit) to the vet’s office so that we…
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