Thea with her cubs
What drama we had last week, Tuesday! Everyone’s eyes have been focused on Salome, watching the live coverage of the birth of her cubs, and looking forward to watching them grow up. Little did we know that we should be paying attention to Thea and her three …Read more
Group A: Samantha King; Louise Blakeley; Ciaran Jones; Sinead Mellet; Shanel Janse v. Rensburg
HESC offers people the opportunity to experience the Centre in an intensive and hands-on 21-day programme. During the varsity holidays (June to …Read more
A glorious sunset over the Drakensberg Mountains
We can definitely feel that winter is on the way, with warm to hot days and cool to cold nights now setting in on us. We’ve had some beautiful sunsets again behind the Drakensberg Mountains that lie in front of the Centre.
UPDATE ON THE ANIMALS
The animals are all …Read more
Sean Hill – HESC Field Guide
A wise man once said: ‘Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better’. This statement pretty much sums up everything the lifestyle at HESC provides for 23-year-old Sean Hill.
Shaun feels that he lives in an environment where learning never stops, and experience is gained by the minute. “When you start to delve into …Read more
Ameé Stern – Admin Assistant
Ameé, who mans the front office and works as an admin assistant, has been at the HESC for 2 months now, and feels that it is a blessing to live and work in the bush. It is said that “once you experience the African Bush, it’s like an addiction that you can never …Read more
Tiaan waits patiently for the Lure Machine to be set up…notice how he’s drooling!
Many of you will remember that we introduced the Lure Machine, which was invented at the Centre, a while ago. Over the weekend we decided to take Tiaan, our male cheetah, for a run using this …Read more
Mary Ball Howkings: It’s been an exciting week. We’ve helped move 4 cheetah’s, one of them a king cheetah. We moved them to different enclosures. Spending time with Savannah – a serval – inside her enclosure was wonderful. She is so affectionate and sucked on our fingers because she was bottle fed. We’ve seen many animals by now, and made a wonderful blue birthday cake in the shape of an elephant’s face. Chippie the African wild cat slept with me …Read more