Secret Hero: Hamish Currie
Fourth Hero: Hamish CurrieHamish is a wild life veterinarian who qualified at the University of Pretoria in 1974.
He lives part of the year in Hoedspruit Limpopo province where he assists veterinary teams involved with wild life management. This often involves the preventative dehorning of rhinos and the treatment of rhinos that have been shot and wounded in poaching incidences.
One of the pioneers of zoo reintroductions in Africa, Hamish Currie has driven the Back to Africa projects. He travels extensively worldwide and has forged many relationships with zoological institutions and conservationists on the African continent.
Hamish has special interest in the rewilding of zoo animals to Africa’s reserves and parks, ,with a special interest in diseases of wild life and the adaptation of captive wild life to the wild.
He engineered the movement of the last four northern white rhinoceros on planet earth from the Czech Republic to Kenya as well as black rhino to Tanzania and antelopes to South Africa and Eswatini from European zoo’s.
He has a special interest in diseases of wild life and the adaptation of captive wild life to the wild.
He is presently involved in saving Kenya’s last roan antelope as well as the critically endangered Eastern Mountain Bongo.
In late 2022 he delivered papers at the Advanced Medicine Course for Endangered Ungulates at Mpala ranch in Kenya for the Smithsonain Institute focussing on the Eastern Mountain Bongo and Hirola antelope both of which are critically endangered.