An important update from HERD: “Albino Elephant Calf brought into our care.”

2020-01-10T15:53:35+02:00January 10th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |   Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development received a four-month severely injured baby elephant into their care two days ago. She is an albino. And she is a miracle. Monday On Monday morning, 6th January, we received the call from wildlife vet, Dr. Albertus Coetzee advising us that a baby elephant had been found

The Royal Rhino and HESC’s Rescued Rhino’s

2019-12-20T09:05:14+02:00December 20th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Head Curator Linri, Esme the Rhino and The Royal Rhino The Royal Rhino's African Cream Liqueur bottle, designed beautifully to resemble a rhino horn, was recently awarded Gold at the esteemed Packaging Awards. This successful conservation driven company supports the Rescued Rhino's project at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), for which we are

Gone too soon – R.I.P Mopane

2019-12-13T08:38:06+02:00December 12th, 2019|

An important update from the Founder of HERD, Adine Roode All of our hearts at HERD, Jabulani and HESC have been shattered into a million pieces. It is with incredible heartbreak and disbelief that I share the news of Mopane's sudden and unexpected passing a few days ago. I still pray that somehow this is

947 Ride Joburg for Elephants and Rhinos

2019-11-21T16:13:11+02:00November 21st, 2019|Tags: , , , |

On Sunday 17th November 2019, the Wildlife Conservation Trust took part in the 947Ride Joburg cycle race.  This year the 94.7 group partnered with Discovery as their new corporate sponsor; however, it is the 23rd year that this famous race in South Africa has taken place. This year our cyclists rode for WCT in support of both the rhinos at the Hoedspruit

Olivia’s Journey at HESC

2019-11-21T15:51:37+02:00November 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Olivia On World Rhino Day 2019, the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) announced the release of Olivia, an orphaned rhino that has been at the centre since April 2016. Olivia is one of several rhinos that have been rehabilitated by HESC over the years. The rescued rhinos at HESC are survivors of

The Vet Books for Africa team volunteers at the World Youth Wildlife Summit 2019

2019-10-14T16:15:42+02:00October 14th, 2019|Tags: , |

The Vet Books for Africa team, who works closely with the Wildlife Conservation Trust on fundraising and educational initiatives, had the privilege of volunteering at the World Youth Wildlife Summit of 2019 on the weekend of the 21 - 24th of September 2019. This amazing event was held at the South African Wildlife College

A Five Year Journey at HESC

2019-12-11T11:38:34+02:00July 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

This is the story two young orphaned rhino's, Gertjie and Matimba, who caught the world’s attention and then stole their hearts too. Their journey at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) started in 2014. The same year that South Africa’s Southern White Rhino population lost 1 215 precious rhinos to the heartless crime of rhino poaching. The worst year to date for

Fishan the elephant – An Unbelievable Success Story by Adine Roode

2019-12-11T12:21:29+02:00June 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

By Adine Roode Fishan, Jabulani's 33-year-old elephant bull, injured his left front leg in September 2018, after stepping into a man-made hole in the ground. His leg was too swollen to allow us to take decent X-rays, but it was clear that he had a fracture on the lower part of the leg, above the ankle joint.

News from Adine Roode: South Africa’s 1st Dedicated Elephant Orphanage

2019-11-27T11:31:30+02:00May 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

By Adine Roode Up until now, HESC has been providing a home for baby elephant orphans, since it is so well-equipped with amazing facilities for problem animals, with quarantine and boma areas. Over the last three years, four orphans have arrived on our doorstep. The decision, however, has recently been made to move the orphans from HESC to Jabulani and