The HERD Blog

March 6, 2020
Growing Up Elephant ~ Khanyisa's Milestones

Watching little Khanyisa growing up before our eyes is a true pleasure, with several milestones along the way for us to celebrate. Discover them here.

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March 1, 2020
Lammie the Legend ~ And Her Rhino & Elephant Friends

Meet Lammie the Legend ~ a pure-bred Pedi-sheep and companion to several orphaned baby rhinos and elephants.

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February 25, 2020
Seven weeks of caring for albino baby elephant Khanyisa

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 […]

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February 20, 2020
Meet Herman - One of Khanyisa's dedicated elephant carers

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 […]

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February 4, 2020
A 23 Year Journey realised in one heartwarming moment

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, […]

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January 10, 2020
Albino Elephant Calf brought into our care at HERD.

Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development have received a four-month old severely injured baby elephant into our care on Tuesday 7th January 2020. She is an albino. And she is a miracle. On Monday morning, 6th January 2020, we received the call from wildlife vet, Dr. Albertus Coetzee advising us that a baby elephant had been found trapped in […]

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