Learners getting creative
Along with contributing to the daily care, maintenance and conservation of our endangered species, and participating in adventurous activities in the area, the HESC student programme has also ‘adopted’ a local school – Paulos Ngobeni Primary School.
Once a month, a classroom full of children visit the HESC for interesting lessons about conservation, animals, and caring for our …Read more
Christina & Margareth at the elephant back safari
Christina Welch, an attorney from Florida, USA, joined us for the last week of the student programme. She is very dedicated to the conservation of animals, and volunteered at an elephant conservation park in Thailand last year.
Nina and Louise from Sweden check out Eddie’s wound
The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) is home to many animals, including Eddie, a very relaxed caracal. Eddie has been at the Centre for almost three years, and was presented to the HESC as a gift from Lory Zoo. The staff has often seen Eddie catch his own food, one of the signs …Read more
Louise from Sweden overcoming her fear of snakes
As part of our student programme at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), we encourage everyone to live each day here to the fullest, enjoying the natural surroundings and of course, the wildlife that comes with it!
On Thursday 2nd May, the students were invited to attend a venomous snake and spider …Read more
Louise Bednarz joined the other students on 30 April 2013
I imagined driving along a road and seeing warthogs and impala, and this is exactly how our journey started. Amazing! On arrival, you are taken on a tour to learn about the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC). Then it’s time to settle into your new home for the next few …Read more
Water monitor lizard
A few weeks ago we share with our Facebook community a picture of two caracals tugging at a water monitor lizard through the fence. Well, as the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) found out, these large lizards are rather skilled in revenge!
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday the cheetahs are fed their meat, starting at the top of the …Read more
Rebekah Westall, Margareth Santos, Rebecca Ackerman and Emma McGrath
Four new students have joined Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) for the Students Programme and we are pleased to introduce them to you:
“My name is Rebekah Westall, affectionately known as Beccy, from Guildford England and I’m 27 years old. I’m currently studying animal behaviour and welfare. Visiting …Read more
Sarah and Rachel
We recently welcomed a new group of participants on our student programme, and here they are!
“Hi, my name is Rachel. I am from England in the UK. I have just completed my final exams to become a qualified veterinary nurse. I have a very keen interest in all animals, especially cats, chickens and penguins! I decided to visit …Read more
Chelsea Vlassak, Emmy Meijer & Richard Sleight
We had five students for our last intake, three of whom were with us for the three-week duration of the student programme, while the other two only joined us a week later. Here they introduce themselves:
I’m Richard Sleight from Nottingham, England, and I’m 50 years old. I was in the royal navy …Read more
Sally & Nikki interacting with ‘Crunchie’ and ‘Milk’
For this year’s first Student Programme intake we had two students, Nicola ‘Nikki’ West, and Sally Meek from Scotland, who stayed with us for a week…
Sally and Nikki at the Baobab tree