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
The past two weeks have been quite busy at the Centre. Dr Rogers, the vet, came in to do some routine checkups, and we had two remarkable cheetah releases.
Release of Susan
The first release took place on the morning of the 27th October. Susan, a female cheetah, was released onto Camp Jabulani‘s property on the Greater Kapama Private Game Reserve. She is …Read more
Raindrops on the aloe
Spring has finally sprung!
Yes, we are in October already and even though spring started in September, the last three days have felt like winter again. With the onset of the first spring rains dancing their way down to hit the dry, parched land, a cold front has hit Hoedspruit. Not that we are …Read more
Gareth & Kelly with a cheetah
Theresa Sowry, CEO of the Southern African Wildlife College, recently arranged for her children, Gareth and Kelly Davidson, to visit the HESC during the school holidays. Theresa is an ardent supporter of HESC, and her children are both junior adoptees* of cheetahs at the Centre.
As part of their Outreach Programme, Gareth and …Read more
A magical sunset at the HESC
The past month – including the week gone by – has been very exciting for all of us at the HESC. And we’re not even bemoaning the cold and overcast conditions we’ve experienced over the last few days, as they have provided for beautiful sunsets.
During the week, two male cheetahs from the reserve …Read more
Meg and her cubs
Winter has finally hit the Lowveld, with cool, breezy mornings and cold evenings here at the HESC. But, the cold hasn’t slowed down the pace at all, and there is plenty of news to share.
The drop in temperature did not discourage any of the staff or …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
The first week in April has was a busy one for all at HESC. Everything from new births, to moving lions, kept us occupied for the first few days of the month.
Licia, the assistant curator, was in the Centre one morning when she spotted a newborn sable calf. We …Read more
Just before the rain came
A belated happy New Year from all of us at HESC. We’d like to thank everyone that supported the Centre during 2011, and wish you all a wonderful year filled with treasured memories.
The year got off to a rather soggy start when some much needed rain …Read more
Savannah the serval
It’s been a while since we’ve done an update, so to make up for things being a little quiet, we’ve made this one is a juicy bumper edition. With the onset of summer, and subsequent rains, things have great here at the Centre. For starters, we’re all much …Read more