HerP (Help Endangered Reptile Project) is an in house fundraising sector of the Khamai Reptile Park established in 1998. HerP is also an abbreviation for "HERPETOLOGY" the study of reptiles and amphibians.
The sole purpose of HerP is to save reptiles and amphibians wherever we possibly can. Please call upon us should you need advice or help with any animals in need.
This Land leguaan Varanus exanthimaticus was hit by a car and bit off its own tongue. It is being kept under the care of HerP until healthy and then will be released back into the wild. This is a good lesson to us all to be aware that animals also use our roads.
Much excitement while two of our volunteers rescue a Python in a local village. The Khamai Reptile Park through HerP promotes the conservation of snakes and encourages people to make use of our free service to have problem snakes removed rather than to kill them. We collect information about the capture that includes time of day, weather conditions, temperature, GPS co-ordinates and so on. This information is used to better understand the animals in order to effectively save them. All animals rescued are released back into the wild within the same geographical range it was caught but away from harms way.
Our Trusty Champ of Africa is Getting Tired
We have been served well for many years by our trusty Nissan 14000 used to rescue reptiles. But now needs replacing .........
Khamai Reptile Centre will drive numerous fundraising events through 2013 to generate the capital for a replacement and hopefully by the new snake season be up and running with new reliable transport. The town of Hoedspruit and surrounding communities have come to rely on us and our trusty vehicle to help with reptile related problems. Snakes in houses, schools and gardens are common place here in the lowveld and we are often called upon to remove and relocate snakes, spiders, crocodiles and even frogs. This is of course not possible without proper transport.