Agra Bear Rescue Facility

Bear Of The Month: Sarasu

Sarasu had spent almost three years tied to the end of a small rope, performing for her master out of fear and pain. Her Kalandar master would drag her from village to village and force her to make dance-like movements for entertaining both children and adults alike.

Things took a different turn for Sarasu when

Bidding Adieu To Our Beloved Nishant Bear

Working with rescued sloth bears that have suffered years of abuse and neglect, over the years, we have witnessed the heart breaking departure of many of our bears – but each loss reinforces that saying goodbye is never truly easy.

Nishant came into our lives in the winter of 2007. Poached from the wild as

Indian Cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal Supports Wildlife SOS

On the occasion of International Day of Forests celebrated on 21st March, renowned Indian cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal made a bold statement about protection of Indian elephants and conservation of Indian wildlife during his visit to the Agra Bear Rescue Facility & the Elephant Conservation & Care Center.

The Wildlife SOS staff and veterinarians were thrilled to

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

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    Team Of Veterinarians From WII Visit Wildlife SOS’ Centers!

Team Of Veterinarians From WII Visit Wildlife SOS’ Centers!

Last month, the Wildlife SOS team in Agra played host to a group of government veterinarians from the north Indian state of Uttarakhand as part of an exposure visit and training program on Wildlife and Health Management by the Wildlife Institute of India with the aim of improving the skills of veterinarians in handling

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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

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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

Wildlife Week Celebrations At The Agra Bear Rescue Facility

India celebrates Wildlife Week from 2nd to 8th October every year to raise awareness about the subject among people. Wildlife SOS celebrated this week with great enthusiasm hosting events and educational visits at the Agra Bear Rescue Facility in Uttar Pradesh. The subject of wildlife conservation is increasingly gaining ground in India and the

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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