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Yearly Archives: 2017

Freedom To Roam For 19 Wild Elephants In Chhattisgarh

Nestled in the river basin of the mighty Mahanadi river, the district of Mahasamund has found itself faced with a unique and complicated dilemma. The region had not seen any wild elephants till a few years ago, when not one, but nineteen elephants wandered into the area and decided to make it their home.

By |September 29th, 2017|Animals, Elephants|0 Comments|
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    97 Smuggled Indian Star Tortoises To Fly Home To India From Singapore

97 Smuggled Indian Star Tortoises To Fly Home To India From Singapore

With over 25,000 being seized at Indian airports nearly every year and an unimaginable number actually making it out of the country and into the illegal pet trade, it’s unsurprising that the Indian Star Tortoise is the most trafficked of all the tortoise species in the world. This small reptile has a scaly, almost

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    A Big Buffet For Our Rescued Eles On Elephant Appreciation Day!

A Big Buffet For Our Rescued Eles On Elephant Appreciation Day!

Nearly every elephant in captivity has been caught from the wild, snatched from its family and mother by ruthless poachers – and then enslaved for the entirety of its life. The exploitation of elephants is not only horrifying in terms of the mental and physical impact it has on individual elephants in captivity, but

By |September 22nd, 2017|Animals, Elephants|0 Comments|

Bear Of The Month: Elvis!

Possibly one of the most lovable and friendly sloth bears at the Wildlife SOS Agra Bear Rescue Facility, Elvis’ life today is a stark contrast to what it was when he was rescued more than two years ago. He was only a couple of months old when poachers snatched him away from his mother,

By |September 20th, 2017|Animals, sloth bears|0 Comments|
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    WSOS & Forest Dept. Organises Training Workshop For Rajaji National Park Staff

WSOS & Forest Dept. Organises Training Workshop For Rajaji National Park Staff

Earlier this month, on the request of the Uttarakhand Forest Department and the Director of Rajaji National Park and Tiger Reserve, Wildlife SOS hosted a two day training workshop and exposure visit for their Forest officers, veterinarians, elephant mahouts and keepers. The workshop aimed at highlighting humane and scientific elephant management techniques that are

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    The Heart-Warming Journey Of Neel, The Abandoned Leopard Cub

The Heart-Warming Journey Of Neel, The Abandoned Leopard Cub

Brought in to our Manekdoh Leopard Rescue Centre in Junnar, Maharashtra in February this year, the endearing male leopard Neel is being hand-raised by our team of caregivers and veterinarians. One of the many victims of the human-leopard confrontation situation in Maharashtra, Neel’s mother abandoned him in the agricultural fields of Mhalsa Kore village

By |September 19th, 2017|Animals, Rescue|0 Comments|

Update On Hamsi Bear Undergoing A Treatment

Riddled with a painful bullet wound on her left shoulder, a famished young sloth bear hobbled her way across farmland in search of food. She was almost immediately discovered by the residents of a village in Bandipur, Karnataka who called in the authorities and the Wildlife SOS team for help. In need of immediate

By |September 16th, 2017|Animals, sloth bears|0 Comments|

It’s Peanut Day!

In April 2015, 6 year old Peanut  became the youngest elephant ever to be rescued by Wildlife SOS. Peanut was part of a group of four young elephants that had spent the entirety of their lives performing in a circus in the Indian state of Maharashtra. When not being made to perform demeaning and

By |September 13th, 2017|Animals, Elephants|0 Comments|
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    Training Workshop For Regional Forest Officer Trainees at MLRC

Training Workshop For Regional Forest Officer Trainees at MLRC

The Telangana State Forest Officer Academy at Dulapally, Hyderabad has decided to include visit and training at the Wildlife SOS Manekdoh Leopard Rescue Centre as a part of its two year training curriculum. This is owing to the efficient management and mitigation of the Man-Leopard conflict in the region by Wildlife SOS and the

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    Leopard Cub Rescued from 60-foot Well and Released Back Into the Wild

Leopard Cub Rescued from 60-foot Well and Released Back Into the Wild

For mother leopards in Junnar, parenting takes on a whole new realm of concern. Besides the overwhelming challenge of rearing a young, helpless cub in the jungle – protecting and feeding it from infancy – these feline females are faced with the additional task of protecting their young from the threats of anthropogenic factors.

By |August 25th, 2017|Animals, Rescue|0 Comments|
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