Yearly Archives: 2011

Bear Brothers Shifted to BBRC for Treatment and Medical Care

Two sloth bear brothers lived for several years in a small dark room. Thousands of pairs of eyes stared at them for years at a zoo about 300 kilometers from Bangalore.

Their home was a damp concrete floor, cracked from years of use. They were shy bears

Volunteer Vacation – Aussie Volunteers donate time to help Bears

A team of about 20 volunteers from our Australian partners (FTB) Free the Bears Fund Inc, descended on the Wildlife SOS Bear Rescue Centers at Agra and Bannerghatta to donate their time.

Bhola – from ‘skin and bones’ to strong and healthy

A healthy BholaBhola the 45 year old male elephant came in with more injuries than some soldiers returning from battle. Hit by a truck, it was several months before he could recover from injuries to the trunk, spine, back and shoulders.

Bhola was an overworked and starved elephant to

Bhola’s story in the Daily Mirror

Bhola upon rescue“Following years of horrific cruelty, elephant Bhola is happy again – thanks to help from British vets. The five-tonne bull was regularly whipped and beaten with an iron rod by his owners. It left him sightless – blind in one eye, with a cataract in the

By |October 10th, 2011|Animals|0 Comments|

“Man saves wild animals battling for life” – coverage by CNN-IBN

CNN-IBN coverage

“India’s urban spaces are more than just concrete jungles. They harbour animals like jackals, mongoose and nilgai. But life in a metro can also be tough for these creatures. A porcupine was rescued from an 18-feet well, a wolf snake gave the athletes a scare when it

Champa, the matriarch of Elephant Haven, passes on

Champa enjoys her bath“Champa” –  The word means a sanguine, brilliantly fragrant flower. Not so off the mark for the gentle elephant, Champa.

Champa spent her entire life, one of slavery, working even with tumours on her legs, internal injuries and as an object to

Drowning porpucine rescued from 18 meter deep well

porcupineTo spot a porcupine in Delhi’s vanishing forests is a rare sight, but to spot a swimming porcupine is even rarer!

On Monday night, the Wildlife SOS Helpline team was contacted by the police, who had received a call about a porcupine who had fallen into a well at

By |September 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Agra Bear Sanctuary battles with flood crisis

agra sanctuary main gate flooding

Monsoon rains in India have created a potentially challenging situation for the Agra Bear Sanctuary in India where over 270 rescued dancing bears are being rehabilitated.

The rapidly rising floodwaters of the holy Yamuna River have forced Wildlife SOS

Champa the luck girl

at Elephant HavenIt’s hard to believe, but it has been a year since Champa arrived at Elephant Haven. Before being taken in by Wildlife SOS, Champa spent far too many years as a working elephant, and we are so pleased to be able to provide her with a

It is raining rareties in Rescue Helpline!

Following on the steps of the Small Indian Civet, rarely found (in Delhi), the Wildlife SOS Delhi Helpline team has now rescued the equally uncommon Glossy-Bellied Racer Snake, the Bronze Backed Tree Snake and a Yellow Monitor Lizard.

All three species are uncommon to the Delhi terrain and hence their

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