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Mohan Celebrates An Year Of Freedom With Wildlife SOS!

After nearly two years of relentless efforts to bring Mohan to safety, Wildlife SOS was finally able to rescue him in September 2016. The harrowing rescue, much like our thwarted initial attempts at getting him out of the hell hole he was in, was met with much opposition from an angry unruly mob determined

By |September 30th, 2017|Animals, Elephants, Rescue|0 Comments|

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|

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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    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|

Meet Mradul, Our Wildlife Photographer!

There’s a story behind every beautiful picture and every action packed video on the Wildlife SOS website and social media – and at the centre of that story is a photographer putting himself in some rather unruly positions to give the world a glimpse into the lives of our rescued animals and the work

By |August 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Why Do We Need Enrichments For Captive Elephants?

Elephants love food, and they love water. In the wild, an elephants entire day is spent foraging, grazing and searching for food and water. Their social interactions, their migratory pathways, their entire lives revolve around the search for the two things they love the most – and the things that are most vital to

Laxmi’s Four Year Anniversary!

Laxmi was 18 years old when we first heard about her. She worked as a begging elephant in the state of Maharashtra, standing outside a temple with her companion elephant and begging for alms from the devotees that visited. Every day, as devotees thronged the temple, the two elephants would stand mournfully at the

By |July 29th, 2017|Animals, Elephants|0 Comments|

Meet Prakash, Our Caring Bear Keeper!

Prakash has been a part of the Wildlife SOS team for more than 14 years, having worked at both our Agra Bear Rescue Facility and now at our Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Facility. Prakash is extremely popular among the staff and the rescued sloth bears alike, because of the passion and genuine love for the

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