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    A Photo Blog: Team WSOS Helps Avert Elephant Conflict in U.P.

A Photo Blog: Team WSOS Helps Avert Elephant Conflict in U.P.

01st March 2017
The District Forest Officer of Sonbhadra in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh reaches out to Wildlife SOS regarding an elephant that has strayed into the Renukoot division within his district.

He identifies the elephant as a young bull, and suspects that it has ventured here from the neighbouring states of Chhattisgarh

By |March 21st, 2017|Animals, Elephants|0 Comments|

Everything You Need To Know About ‘Musth’!

What is musth?
Musth is a completely natural phenomenon seen in healthy adult bull elephants, both tuskers and makhnas (tuskless bulls). Generally characterised by the secretion of a hormone rich substance called temporin from the temporal gland (on either side of the elephant’s head) and a steady trickle of urine down the back legs of the

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    WSOS & Rajasthan Forest Dept Join Hands To Help Jaipur’s Elephants

WSOS & Rajasthan Forest Dept Join Hands To Help Jaipur’s Elephants

As part of an initiative to help improve the living and working conditions of the elephants of Jaipur, Wildlife SOS in collaboration with the Rajasthan Forest Department is working closely with the elephant owners and mahouts or caretakers of these elephants to create a more humane and safe environment for these wonderful animals.

After a

One Month of Freedom at ECCC- Update on Sanjay Elephant

Just a month after his rescue in the first week of February 2017, Sanjay, formerly known as the Elephant With No Name, has much more than just a name to be proud of. His recovery, both mental and physical, is slowly but steadily progressing under the dedicated care of our wonderful veterinarians and the

A Webinar On Sanjay’s Rescue

An urgent call on the evening of the fifth of February set about a chain of events that resulted in an emergency rescue mission to bring to safety an elephant who we now call Sanjay. Sanjay’s rescue was incredibly sensitive due to the nature of his story and the covert and urgent basis on

By |March 6th, 2017|Animals, Elephants|0 Comments|

The Story of Sanjay: The Elephant With No Name

The elephant is a massive bull tusker that towers over the four brothers that claim ‘ownership’ over him. The ownership however, has no supporting documents or paperwork, making it wholly illegal. The elephant is gaunt, with hip bones and a spine that jut out awkwardly from his frame. His feet are in abominable condition

By |February 17th, 2017|Animals, Elephants, Rescue|0 Comments|

FAQ On Sanjay Elephant

Q. What’s Sanjay’s story? How did you come to know about him?
Ans: A twist of fate brought the elephant under the custody of the forest department and they requested our intervention. Years of abuse and mistreatment had had a detrimental effect on the elephant’s health. Partially blind in the left eye, Sanjay was severely malnourished

FAQ ON SIDDA ELEPHANT

How old do you think Sidda is?

Sidda is a young bull elephant whose estimated age is 35 years.

How is working with a wild elephant different from a captive or domesticated one?

Captive or domesticated elephants are accustomed to human presence and human touch, while wild elephants are generally wary of human beings. This can make

By |November 18th, 2016|Animals, Elephants, Rescue|0 Comments|

A Webinar On Mohan’s Rescue

When Mohan’s story first entered the public domain, his plight captivated hearts everywhere – and people around the world became invested in ending the suffering of this wonderful elephant. Unfortunately, Mohan’s rescue wasn’t that simple, and it took nearly two years of fighting before we were able to get him to the safety of

By |October 18th, 2016|Animals, Elephants|0 Comments|

Update On Mohan’s Life After Rescue

Mohan gently lets his head sink below the cool water, loving the calming sensation of the water around him and the weightlessness of his body in the pool. His trunk pokes out from among the ripples at the water’s surface, like the snorkel of a diver, sucking in the crisp morning air. The pool

By |October 7th, 2016|Animals, Elephants, Rescue|0 Comments|
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