For the sugarcane farmers of Maharashtra, January brings with it the harvest season – and mornings bring hours of manual labour cutting down the crop and tossing the bales into the waiting tractors. It’s a season of plenty, not just for the farmers, but for another visitor to the fields, that wanders stealthily through
Suraj arrived at our rescue centre on Christmas eve in the winter of 2015, in what was nothing short of a Christmas miracle, following a face-off with a hostile mob determined to keep him imprisoned in the temple that had chained and abused him for nearly his entire life.
Since his arrival at the Elephant
It has been nine years since the nightmare of brutality and exploitation has ended for Chingari. She was born to be a happy bear in the wild but ended up living a tortured life as a ‘Dancing’ bear instead. Her condition upon her rescue was heart wrenching; her teeth had been broken and infected
A young leopard was spotted in Jabalpur village near the Yamuna Biodiversity Park and created panic among villagers who feared for their safety. The forest department was alerted to the presence of the big cat and the authorities informed Wildlife SOS of the same. A five member team was promptly dispatched to assist the
Valmiki bear was rescued from the Indo-Nepal border in 2010. His Kalandar owners were intercepted at the border just as they were attempting to illegally migrate to Nepal, where the practice of ‘dancing bears’ still persists. Due to the sheer negligence on the part of his former owners, Valmiki was highly emaciated and was
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
Harvest season warrants an early start to the morning for the sugarcane farmers of Bargain Rasai village in Shirur, Maharashtra. Sunday morning started routinely enough, as the men took to the fields, hacking at the long sugarcane stalks with their sharpened sickles as the cool morning air whipped and whistled through the
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
We’re thrilled to inform you all that Mohan, chained and abused for the past 50 years of his life, has finally been rescued by Wildlife SOS and is on his way to our Elephant Conservation and Care Center in Mathura. He has been loaded on the truck safely and is being accompanied by 9