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    Young Jackal Rescued From A 40 Foot Deep Well In Maharashtra

Young Jackal Rescued From A 40 Foot Deep Well In Maharashtra

An occupant of Vadaj village, farmer Anil Salunke had stepped out to turn on the water well pump for the day but little did he expect to find a jackal trapped inside it. The nearly 40 foot deep uncovered well is located in the periphery of the neighbouring forest, which is home to several

Bear Of The Month: Yogi

Wildlife SOS’s anti-poaching unit rescued Yogi bear from Bihar in 2011. Our team received a tip off about a group of poachers who were passing through the state with four sloth bear cubs as contraband. It was a laborious process tracking down as any signal alarming them would mean the cubs would be killed and the people would go into

Micro-chipping Leopards in Maharashtra

Last month, the sight of a leopard wandering in the sugarcane fields caused major uproar in a remote village near Satara, Maharashtra. In recent years, there has been a rise in the number of leopard encounters in the state due to human encroachment and rapid deforestation caused by creation of sugar cane fields for

Mohan’s Ivory Seized In Covert Operation

Last September marked a major victory for Wildlife SOS as we had pulled off one of the most challenging and the biggest of our elephant rescues till date. Mohan’s rescue was indeed a roller coaster ride for all of us but all the hard work and support led to his much awaited freedom!

Following the

Bear Of The Month: Rani!

Rani is the most famous sloth bear at the Agra Bear Rescue Facility and she holds a very special place in our hearts. She was the very first dancing bear to be rescued by Wildlife SOS from the centuries-old tradition that inflicted terrible cruelty on thousands of highly endangered sloth bears. She was five

Sloth Bear With Cubs Trapped In Deep Well Rescued

Last month in the southern state of Karnataka, a female sloth bear stepped out of her forested home in search of fruits and berries, with her two cubs clinging tightly onto her warm and comforting back. Sloth bear mothers are known to carry their young on their backs until they are about 6 to

Fundraising Event In Mumbai For A Wild Cause!

Last week, Mumbai based television actor and model Anuj Sachdeva hosted a benefit exhibition – ‘Into the Wild Fundraiser’, for Wildlife SOS, to help raise awareness about India’s wildlife and the animals under our care. An avid animal lover, Sachdeva had helped raise funds for our rehabilitated elephants during the holy festival of Ganesh

‘Bear Safe’ Waste Management Workshop in Kashmir

Wildlife SOS has been working closely with the Jammu & Kashmir Wildlife Protection department and the Forest department since December, 2006 in an effort to mitigate the human-wildlife conflict situation in the state. Additionally, our team organises various training workshops for the forest department staff and they conduct wildlife awareness programs to change the

Geriatric Care for Rescued Sloth Bears

The practice of dancing bears was a centuries-old tradition that inflicted terrible cruelty on thousands of highly endangered sloth bears in India. Although their ‘dancing’ bear days are long behind, our rescued and rehabilitated ursines still bear the horrifying physical and psychological scars that stand testament to the abuse they suffered at the hands

Wildlife SOS Celebrates World Environment Week

India is a country of 1.3 billion people and with its rapidly increasing density of people per square kilometer typically accompanied by fast paced industrial and infrastructural development, the country’s forests and natural resources is under immense pressure and threat.

In a conscious effort to honor our diverse but fast disappearing natural heritage and to

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