Okay, so the new recruits are being kept so busy at the Centre that we’ve had to resort to a pictorial update. These two ‘inmates’ haven’t had a minute spare to even write a few words to let us know what they’ve been up to. That said – pictures speak louder than words – and we’ve managed to ‘read between the lines’ and fill in the blanks on their behalf.
And if any of you …Read more
More from the students. We even managed to coerce a few words out of the ‘silent’ Varun.
The past few days have been exciting, because we have gone on many interesting excursions.
The first excursion was at Moholoholo, the rehabilitation centre. They really have a bleak (but real) picture regarding the state of …Read more
HESC’s vet – Dr Rogers
We recently experienced a devastating Anthrax outbreak at the Centre. We lost three cheetahs in the process, one of which was pregnant. The expectant female died just ten days prior to giving birth.
The cubs were all alive at birth, but none of them survived beyond eighteen hours. This was due to the fact that even though …Read more
What a day for a daydream…or a boat trip!
This time around there are only two students in the group. Katja and Varun hail from Denmark and India respectively. You can read more about them (and the programme) in the Introduction post.
So far Katja had been the nominated ‘reporter on the ground’ at the Centre, but hopefully Varun will show us his penmanship skills …Read more
Learners from Paulos Ngobeni school visiting HESC
At HESC we have an ‘adopt a cheetah’ program that complements our ongoing fundraising efforts. This initiative has proven to be both popular and successful. If you click on the Sponsorship & Funding drop-down menu on our homepage, you’ll be able to read more about it. You can also see who our current adoptive parents …Read more
HESC offers people between the ages of 18 and 35 years the opportunity to experience the Centre in an intensive and hands-on 21-day programme.
It is divided into three main sections: Participation, Conservation and Sight Seeing.
The main focus of the programme is on the cheetah, and throughout their stay participants are involved in the everyday care of these magnificent animals. This includes cleaning, feeding, and where required, assisting …Read more
Today we had an amazing Elephant Back Safari at Camp Jabulani, named after the elephant it was created for.
We were each in turn allowed to feed and touch Jabulani, whilst the guide told us the history of the Camp and the elephant herd. Jabulani led the safari and 6 elephant calves tagged along, playing …Read more