Monthly Archives: March 2012

Pumba Game Reserve – Conservation Update March 2012

Here we are again at the change of yet another season. One can feel the change in the air and also see the change in the bush. The sun is peeking over the horizon later and later in the mornings … Continue reading

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Meet the team at HESC – Ilana Mohoney

Before Ilana joined the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre team, she was really active in the tourism industry. She worked as a guide on two reserves – Lalibela in the Eastern Cape, and Entabeni in The Waterberg, as well as managing guest houses … Continue reading

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Hapoor Junior, A Legendary Elephant Bull

Hapoor Junior was born in the Addo Elephant National Park in 1954 and sired by Hapoor, who was the dominating Bull who reigned over all from 1944 to 1968. Their temperaments were also similar in that he was clearly the … Continue reading

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The White Lions of Pumba Game Reserve

Pumba Private Game Reserve has been home to a flourishing pride of free roaming White and Split Lion since 2006. There are less than 500 White Lion left in the world, making the reserve, an important custodian in ensuring this … Continue reading

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Work With Animals on a Rehabilitation Centre in Africa.

If you are a true animal lover and are thinking of heading off on a Gap Year or Career Break then participating as a volunteer on an African Wildlife Rehabilitation centre could be the perfect choice for you. Many people … Continue reading

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Introducing the Lure Machine at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

It was a very exciting day at Hoesdpruit Endangered Species Centre yesterday! They tested a new toy. Aptly named “The Lure Machine”, this simple device (literally just a ball, mop and a piece of meat) has been designed to keep our resident cheetahs … Continue reading

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Kind Donations at HESC

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney Heather and Jimmy Giannoccaro have done it again! This time, they have donated a truckload (literally) of books to the pupils of … Continue reading

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