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Our Rescued Sloth Bear Cub, Mowgli Turns One!

Watching young Mowgli exuberantly bounding around his enclosure at the Agra Bear Rescue Facility, it is hard to imagine that it has been almost a year since he first came into our lives. Mowgli’s story was one that had us all in tears. He was found clinging to his dying mother after she was

Bear Of The Month: Nakul!

Nakul and his brother Kuber were barely a few months old when they were rescued from Tumkur district, Karnataka in 2011. Poachers had killed their mother who was trying to simply defend her babies. They were planning on smuggling the cubs out of the state but had to forfeit the plan and run off

Bear Of The Month: Kasthuri

Kasthuri was rescued from a Kalandar settlement in West Bengal in 2007. She was only six months old at the time but had already been subjected to immense abuse and cruelty. As part of her indoctrination as a dancing bear, a red hot iron poker was forcibly pierced through her soft muzzle and a

By |January 17th, 2018|Animals, sloth bears|0 Comments|
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    Life Of Pi Celebrity Actor Supports Wildlife SOS’ Efforts To Conserve Wildlife

Life Of Pi Celebrity Actor Supports Wildlife SOS’ Efforts To Conserve Wildlife

Critically acclaimed Indian actor Adil Hussain, who also starred in the film ‘Life of Pi’ spent the weekend at Wildlife SOS’ Elephant Conservation & Care Center and Bear Rescue Facility in Uttar Pradesh and has extended his support to wildlife protection and conservation in India.

Adil Hussain is a popular actor who works in mainstream Bollywood,

Bear of the Month: Truffles!

Truffles was a little over a year old when he and three other young sloth bears were rescued from a group of poachers in Jharkhand. All four bears were fated to be sold into a life of misery as dancing bears across the Indo-Nepal border, where this cruel practice still persists. When we rescued

By |December 17th, 2017|Animals, sloth bears|0 Comments|
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    Snare Set Up by Ruthless Poachers Claims Life of an Endangered Sloth Bear

Snare Set Up by Ruthless Poachers Claims Life of an Endangered Sloth Bear

With the growing number of incidents involving the use of deadly snares by poachers, another sloth bear was reported to have fallen victim to this barbaric hunting device near Narasimha Devara Betta in Chikkaballapur Range, Karnataka. This is the third incident this month where a bear has been found trapped in a poacher’s snare.

The

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    Second Sloth Bear Cub Rescued From The Jaws Of Death In Karnataka

Second Sloth Bear Cub Rescued From The Jaws Of Death In Karnataka

Just days after a nine month old female sloth bear was rescued from a deadly poacher’s snare on the outskirts of a forest in Gangadharan gudde, the Wildlife SOS team operating from the Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Center responded to another distress call about a wild bear that was reportedly trapped in a barbed wire

Bear Of The Month: Pooja

Pooja was around 18 months old when she first arrived at the Agra Bear Rescue Facility in 2008. She was rescued from a Kalandar community in Uttar Pradesh and as in the case of most captive sloth bears that were forced into becoming performing animals, Pooja bore the scars of physical and

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    Sloth Bear Cub Trapped In Deadly Snare, Rescued & Released In Karnataka

Sloth Bear Cub Trapped In Deadly Snare, Rescued & Released In Karnataka

The southern state of Karnataka is home to a large population of the indigenous sloth bears (melursus ursinus), one of the four unique bear species found in the Indian subcontinent.  However, over the years, their numbers in the wild has dwindled due to loss of habitat and poaching, making them a Vulnerable species under

Bear Of The Month: Michael Oreo

Michael Oreo was only three years old when he and three other sloth bears were rescued in an anti-poaching operation carried by Wildlife SOS in Jharkhand in 2013. The poachers were attempting to sell the bears in Nepal where the barbaric practice of ‘dancing bears’ is still legal. Deprived of a nutritious and healthy

By |October 10th, 2017|Animals, sloth bears|0 Comments|
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