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    Priyanka’s New Life At The Elephant Conservation & Care Center

Priyanka’s New Life At The Elephant Conservation & Care Center

It’s been around two weeks since Priyanka arrived at the safety of the Elephant Conservation and Care Centre, Mathura, giving us some time to really get to know the delightful new elephant in our care.

She seems to be taking her time settling in at her new home, and is still a little cautious when

By |December 1st, 2017|Animals, Elephants, Rescue|0 Comments|
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    Priyanka’s Story, Before & After The Rescue By Wildlife SOS!

Priyanka’s Story, Before & After The Rescue By Wildlife SOS!

For over 40 years, Priyanka knew no home. She spent most of her time on the dusty streets  begging for money from passersby, living in constant fear of the bull-hook that remained threateningly close by always ready to land a painful blow should she diverge from the mindless activity she was being forced to

By |November 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

In Memory of Mohan

Our journey with Mohan started long before he arrived at the Elephant Conservation and Care Center. For more than a year, his hunched figure, weak and emaciated, had been in the middle of our most complicated and controversial rescue operations — and the fierce legal battle that accompanied them. After a volatile mob thwarted

By |October 31st, 2017|Animals, Elephants, Rescue|0 Comments|
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    Wildlife SOS & WII Organize Wildlife Management Workshop For Uttarakhand Forest Officers

Wildlife SOS & WII Organize Wildlife Management Workshop For Uttarakhand Forest Officers

Recently, Wildlife SOS and the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) organised an exposure visit and orientation workshop for veterinary officers of the Uttarakhand Forest Department. This was part of a ten day long field trip for officer trainees undergoing training in wildlife management, medical care, human-wildlife conflict mitigation and managing wild animals in distress.

The

Q & A For The 19 Wild Elephants In Chhattisgarh Project

1.)  How will putting on collars help reduce the conflict and keep the elephants safe?
Putting satellite collars on the elephants allows our team of trackers to more effectively track the elephants’ movements and map out their behaviour. This allows us to predict potential conflict before it occurs, and provide an early warning to the

Mohan Celebrates One Year of Freedom with Wildlife SOS

After nearly two years of relentless efforts to bring Mohan to safety, Wildlife SOS was finally able to rescue him in September 2016. The harrowing rescue, much like our thwarted initial attempts at getting him out of the hell hole he was in, was met with much opposition from an angry unruly mob determined

By |September 30th, 2017|Animals, Elephants, Rescue|0 Comments|

Freedom To Roam For 19 Wild Elephants In Chhattisgarh

Nestled in the river basin of the mighty Mahanadi river, the district of Mahasamund has found itself faced with a unique and complicated dilemma. The region had not seen any wild elephants till a few years ago, when not one, but nineteen elephants wandered into the area and decided to make it their home.

By |September 29th, 2017|Animals, Elephants|0 Comments|
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    A Big Buffet For Our Rescued Eles On Elephant Appreciation Day!

A Big Buffet For Our Rescued Eles On Elephant Appreciation Day!

Nearly every elephant in captivity has been caught from the wild, snatched from its family and mother by ruthless poachers – and then enslaved for the entirety of its life. The exploitation of elephants is not only horrifying in terms of the mental and physical impact it has on individual elephants in captivity, but

By |September 22nd, 2017|Animals, Elephants|0 Comments|

It’s Peanut Day!

In April 2015, 6 year old Peanut  became the youngest elephant ever to be rescued by Wildlife SOS. Peanut was part of a group of four young elephants that had spent the entirety of their lives performing in a circus in the Indian state of Maharashtra. When not being made to perform demeaning and

By |September 13th, 2017|Animals, Elephants|0 Comments|

Why Do We Need Enrichments For Captive Elephants?

Elephants love food, and they love water. In the wild, an elephants entire day is spent foraging, grazing and searching for food and water. Their social interactions, their migratory pathways, their entire lives revolve around the search for the two things they love the most – and the things that are most vital to

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