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Young Leopard Spotted in Yamuna Biodiversity Park

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

Bear Of The Month: Valmiki

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

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|
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    Three Leopard Cubs Rescued & Reunited with Mother In Maharashtra

Three Leopard Cubs Rescued & Reunited with Mother In Maharashtra

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

Bear Of The Month: Kanmani

A heavy iron ring forcefully pushed through their tender muzzle and a thick rope tied around the nose and neck, controlling their every move- such was the life most captive sloth bears were subjected to as part of their indoctrination process of becoming dancing bears. At merely one and half years of age, little

By |October 27th, 2016|Animals, sloth bears|0 Comments|
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    Wildlife SOS at the Uttar Pradesh Travel Writer’s Conclave

Wildlife SOS at the Uttar Pradesh Travel Writer’s Conclave

Set on the banks of the river Ganges, the holy city of Varanasi has for centuries been one of the largest pilgrimage sites for Hindus in the world attracting pilgrims and tourists en masse to visit the scenic and holy site. Last week too, a large group of visitors made their way through the

Leopard Cub Rescued From A Water Tank In Karnataka

Leopards are a highly adaptable species and for years, they have been living and breeding quietly in close proximity to villages and towns where the growing human population have taken over their natural habitat. In recent years this shy and elusive species has fallen victim to increasing incidents of man-animal conflicts across the country

By |October 18th, 2016|Animals, 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|

World’s Unluckiest Elephant, Mohan, Finally Unshackled!

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

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    Wild Sloth Bear caught in Poacher’s Snare Rescued in Karnataka

Wild Sloth Bear caught in Poacher’s Snare Rescued in Karnataka

The distressed cries of an animal pierced through the stillness of the forest in the early hours of the morning, startling the occupants of Koratagere village. Upon further investigation, they were horrified to find a large sloth bear hiding amidst the bushes with a crude wire snare intertwined around its waist. Fearing for its

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