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Yearly Archives: 2016

A Webinar On Suraj’s Life After Rescue At Wildlife SOS

Suraj arrived at our rescue centre on Christmas eve in the winter of 2015, in what was nothing short of a Christmas miracle, following a face-off with a hostile mob determined to keep him imprisoned in the temple that had chained and abused him for nearly his entire life.
Since his arrival at the Elephant

By |December 28th, 2016|Rescue|0 Comments|

Bear Of The Month: Chingari

It has been nine years since the nightmare of brutality and exploitation has ended for Chingari. She was born to be a happy bear in the wild but ended up living a tortured life as a ‘Dancing’ bear instead. Her condition upon her rescue was heart wrenching; her teeth had been broken and infected

Celebrating Suraj’s First Year of Freedom

On December 24 last year, an elephant’s life changed forever. Up until that day, the 45+-year-old tusker named Suraj had been wasting away in a tiny, depressing temple room in Maharashtra — chained up as a captive spectacle for temple visitors (see photo below). When our veterinarians helped emancipate Suraj, they found an elephant

Young Leopard Spotted in Yamuna Biodiversity Park

A young leopard was spotted in Jabalpur village near the Yamuna Biodiversity Park and created panic among villagers who feared for their safety. The forest department was alerted to the presence of the big cat and the authorities informed Wildlife SOS of the same. A five member team was promptly dispatched to assist the

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    Uttarakhand Forest Dept. Officials Attend Conflict Mitigation Program at MLRC

Uttarakhand Forest Dept. Officials Attend Conflict Mitigation Program at MLRC

In the last decade, the state of Uttarakhand has seen a dramatic increase in man-animal conflicts, predominantly problems relating to the leopard population residing in the vast hilly forests. However, due to rapid urbanisation resulting in degradation of forests and a decline in natural prey base, these majestic wild cats are being forced out

Young Artists In Singapore Come Together To Support WSOS

The Right Side Gallery on Lowen Road in Singapore was bustling with activity as a group of children geared up for a very special exhibition of some very special art they had created. The children were from various backgrounds and aged between 4-16, linked by two common factors- they were all the extremely talented

Bear Of The Month: Valmiki

Valmiki bear was rescued from the Indo-Nepal border in 2010. His Kalandar owners were intercepted at the border just as they were attempting to illegally migrate to Nepal, where the practice of ‘dancing bears’ still persists. Due to the sheer negligence on the part of his former owners, Valmiki was highly emaciated and was

‘Wild’ Celebrations For Children’s Day

Universal Children’s Day not only celebrates and encourages efforts to promote child welfare and addresses the need to  fight for the rights that they truly deserve, but is also a reminder that much remains to be done in securing economic, political, social, civil and cultural rights of children worldwide.

When Wildlife SOS started the Kalandar

FAQ ON SIDDA ELEPHANT

1.) How old do you think Sidda is?
Sidda is a young bull elephant, whose estimated age is 35 years.

2.) How is working with a wild elephant different from a captive or domesticated elephant?
Captive or domesticated elephants are accustomed to human presence and human touch, while wild elephants are generally wary of human beings. This can make

By |November 18th, 2016|Animals, Elephants, Rescue|0 Comments|
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    Three Leopard Cubs Rescued & Reunited with Mother In Maharashtra

Three Leopard Cubs Rescued & Reunited with Mother In Maharashtra

Harvest season warrants an early start to the morning for the sugarcane farmers of Bargain Rasai village in Shirur, Maharashtra. Sunday morning started routinely enough, as the men took to the fields, hacking at the long sugarcane stalks with their sharpened sickles as the cool morning air whipped and whistled through the

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