Since we last updated you, our trio of musketeers has since become a duo. Sadly, Gail has gone home. We knew this time would come eventually, but with all the fun we were having it caught us completely by surprise when it finally did. Tomorrow is Ally’s turn to say goodbye, and then on Wednesday Nicole heads …Read more
Cecile Burger has been a Field Guide at HESC for the past three and a half years. We tracked her down to find out what makes her tick.
What is the maxim that you live your life by?
I believe that everything happens for a reason, and that any barrier you face is within your mind only. If you want to change …Read more
On Saturday 6th November HESC, in conjunction with the Association of Italian Experts of Africa (AIEA), released four African Wild Cats and two Spotted Eagle Owls back into the wild.
First to say goodbye were Mad and Shelly, two of the four cats. We let them …Read more
We have reached the end of our first two weeks here at HESC. Whew that went by quickly!
Since we last wrote we have been very busy. Along with our daily duties of feeding the animals, making mince balls, watering and cleaning out the various enclosures, we were also treated to two fabulous excursions.
On Saturday we …Read more
We have now been at HESC for a week and a half. Since our last update we have again done some really amazing things.
Although you’d be forgiven for thinking so, HESC hasn’t suddenly branched out into the fine art of chocolatiering.
In fact, these particular ‘chocolates’ could do you some serious damage if you were to take a bite out of one of them.
Imagine that, a chocolate that attacks you when you try to eat it! Wouldn’t …Read more
Here we are at the end of week one, and already it has been truly amazing.
We have been involved in many things from cutting the fat off the meat for the cheetahs to making mince balls. We’ve fed the animals at the Centre, had the nyala eating fruit and vegetables right out of …Read more
But it didn’t take us long to realise that it is much easier to draw blood from a real cheetah than it is …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
The finalists enjoyed a jam-packed week here at the Centre, filled with new and exciting experiences, photo shoots and a lot of hard (and dirty) work!
This phenomenal group of ‘gung-ho’ ladies traded their ball gowns for overalls and got stuck in. Helping out wherever they were needed, this troop of smiling beauty queens took to each and every task with gusto.