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Laxmi Weighs In!

Caring for elephants requires a periodic check of their weight. Here’s our beloved Laxmi stepping up to the scale with confidence. In our “guess Laxmi’s weight” sweepstakes last week, the hundreds of responses you submitted ranged from the petite (352 pounds) to the portly (23,000 pounds). But you can see the actual results for

Precious Four Retirement FAQ

We have received many questions from our supporters regarding the Precious Four since the announcement of their retirement. We are grateful for your concern and would like to try to address your questions with the FAQ below. Thank you again for your compassion regarding these beautiful elephants who have suffered so much.

Is there any

It’s Auction Time Again!

Our spring auction is slated for the end of April, but we need your help! We’re looking for items to auction. Can you spare something nice for the cause? Last year’s items included stuff like you see in the photo (pendants, custom-made doggy furniture, amazing art) as well as vacation packages and a whole lot

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

More Dates for Kartick and Geeta’s 2016 Lecture Series!

Wildlife SOS cofounders Kartick Satyanarayan and Geeta Seshamani are adding dates to their U.S. tour! As of now, their 2016 lecture series will feature stops in Los Gatos, California; Greenwich, Connecticut; and Salt Lake City, Utah. Kartick and Geeta will share true-life stories about catching poachers, re-training Kalandar communities steeped in centuries of animal

It’s Amazon Prime Day. Drop Them a Note.

Today is Amazon Prime Day, one of the biggest international commerce days of the year. We hope that before you go shopping, you will check out our blog on the Huffington Post, share it, then let Amazon know your thoughts. Amazon can set the international standard on how wildlife and commerce relate, and your

Leopard Cubs Saved From 40ft Well & Reunited with Mother

The scrub forests of Maharashtra have always been home to a rich population of leopards that for years have been living and breeding quietly in their natural habitat. However, over time due to the constant encroachment of forest lands, these elusive cats have been forced to share their territory with the ever growing human

Rising Temperatures Taking a Toll on Birds in New Delhi

With the temperature touching as high as 47 degrees Celsius (117 Fahrenheit) in the capital, the searing heat is taking a severe toll on urban wildlife, including the avian population. In addition to the dangers of the fatal, glass-coated “manja” (string) of flying kites that injure and claim the lives of countless birds in

An Unusual Visitor in Delhi’s Most Powerful Street

As dawn broke over the national capital, a nilgai also known as a blue bull decided to leave the comforts of her peaceful forested home located within the city and wandered into the unfamiliar concrete jungle that dominates it. Giving in to her curiosity, the large antelope soon found herself in Rajpath, New Delhi’s

Direct Connect! Why We Love Text Updates

Two years ago we started offering text updates in the United States, and we’ve loved the ability to instantly connect with our supporters when something really timely is taking place. The texting program was set up just before Raju’s rescue. Because it was so new, fewer than 100 people received a text notification that Raju was

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