Q & A For The 19 Wild Elephants In Chhattisgarh Project

1.)  How will putting on collars help reduce the conflict and keep the elephants safe?
Putting satellite collars on the elephants allows our team of trackers to more effectively track the elephants’ movements and map out their behaviour. This allows us to predict potential conflict before it occurs, and provide an early warning to the

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    Miss Universe Great Britain Pledges Support To Wildlife SOS!

Miss Universe Great Britain Pledges Support To Wildlife SOS!

Last week, we played host to Miss Universe Great Britain 2017, Anna Burdzy as she and her team spent two days volunteering at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation & Care Center and Agra Bear Rescue Facility in Uttar Pradesh to promote and spread awareness about wildlife conservation in India. Going beyond pageantry and a

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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    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|
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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

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|

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|

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!

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