The Agra Bear Rescue Facility is the largest Sloth Bear Rescue Facility in the world. Established in 1999 by Wildlife SOS in collaboration with the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department, it currently houses over 210 sloth bears as well as many other species of wildlife in large forested enclosures with ponds and shady trees.
In Agra each rescued bear undergoes a 90-day quarantine period during which he or she is given a complete health checkup and treated for any diseases, wounds and parasites. The bear is vaccinated against Rabies, Leptospirosis and infectious canine hepatitis. After the quarantine period, the bears have access to large socialization enclosures where the behavior & personality of each bear is closely monitored by the Wildlife SOS vets & staff. The enclosures ensure bears interact with each other. Based on each bear’s personality, he/she is matched to a group and then moved to a larger free-range areas. Wildlife SOS has full-time Wildlife Veterinary Doctors and a dedicated team of bear keepers to care for the rescued community. The Bear Hospital is equipped with a laboratory in addition to essential equipment like X-ray, Ultrasound, Dental suite, Operation Theater and other equipment needed to meet any bear care need that may arise. A special cub weaning area of the Bear Sanctuary is dedicated to foster baby bears rescued from poachers as the cubs require a lot of careful attention during the early months.
The Agra Bear Rescue Facility runs with the long term commitment of our international partners IAR-UK, FTB-Australia, One Voice, France. We are extremely grateful to our individual donors and supporters. It is thanks to their support that we are able to do the work that we do.