News from HERD: The Gradual Integration Process of Khanyisa into the Jabulani Herd

2020-05-01T12:10:12+02:00May 1st, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Khanyisa, the albino elephant orphan currently in the care of HERD (Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development), has slowly started to be introduced to the Jabulani herd as part of her integration. Of the herd thus far, the little calf has met Lundi, who has taken on the role of her new adopted mother, Jabulani, Setombe,

Following in his mother’s footsteps: We introduce Xander van Eeden!

2020-04-16T13:39:38+02:00April 16th, 2020|

“I would like to spend my life protecting and conserving the natural world.” Xander van Eeden, the son of Adine Roode, WCT Trustee and Founder of Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development, is following in his mother's footsteps. Xander is currently studying Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria. He is also on the Committee of

An update from HERD on Khanyisa, the albino elephant calf

2020-03-10T16:11:46+02:00March 10th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

It's been a little over 2 months since an albino orphaned elephant calf, called Khanyisa, arrived at the Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development (HERD). HERD is greatly sponsored by donors through the Wildlife Conservation Trust and it is with great pride that we share with you some positive news on Khanyisa’s wellbeing: Khanyisa taking

Vet Books for Africa: 2019 Overview

2020-01-24T15:43:15+02:00January 24th, 2020|

“Unlocking the true potential of conservation in Africa through the education of its people. One Health.  One Africa.” – VBFA 2020 VET BOOKS FOR AFRICA (VBFA) is a truly unique, student-run venture that was established in 1993 with the aim to empower our fellow veterinary universities in other countries and to build sustainable international relations

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

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

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

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