Twenty-three years ago, in 1997, Jabulani's start to life mirrored that of little Khanyisa's, the albino elephant calf in our care at HERD. Perhaps that is why he has taken such a vested interest in her wellbeing over the past two months. Jabulani was rescued from a deep pool of mud, having undergone a lot […]
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Meet our crazy elephant camerawoman, as she calls herself! A true warrior in capturing the stories of our Jabulani herd and HERD orphans, Hermien Roelvert.
Water-loving Khanyisa From the beginning, when Khanyisa first arrived at HERD, in January this year, our priority has been to be a mother to her – to be the herd she so desperately has needed. No elephant has the means to rip open a human-made steel snare, but we can certainly believe that if they […]
It has been just over ten weeks since Khanyisa's unfathomable nightmare came to an end when she was rescued from a horrendous snare, and her journey to recovery at HERD began, surrounded by lots of care and love. Her wounds have proven to be the greatest challenge of her rehabilitation thus far. The snare that […]
Meet Lammie the Legend ~ a pure-bred Pedi-sheep and companion to several orphaned baby rhinos and elephants.
Looking back at the past seven weeks of caring for little Braveheart Khanyisa. It has been seven weeks since little Khanyisa was found all alone, dehydrated and severely injured from being caught in a cruel snare. The snare wrapped itself around the little elephant so tightly, cutting and wedging itself into the back of her […]
A special carer of special elephants Solani Herman Khoza, or Herman, as he's known to us, has been one of baby albino elephant, Khanyisa’s guiding lights at Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development (HERD), in South Africa. Perhaps you've spotted him in our Instagram posts? Khanyisa is an albino elephant calf that was found tangled in […]
A 23 Year Journey realised in one heartwarming moment as Jabulani introduced himself to Khanyisa. On the early morning of the 17 January 2020, just ten days after Khanyisa, the injured albino elephant calf was brought into our care at Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development (HERD), Jabulani, an elephant bull of the neighbouring Jabulani herd, […]