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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

Laxmi’s Four Year Anniversary!

Laxmi was 18 years old when we first heard about her. She worked as a begging elephant in the state of Maharashtra, standing outside a temple with her companion elephant and begging for alms from the devotees that visited. Every day, as devotees thronged the temple, the two elephants would stand mournfully at the

By |July 29th, 2017|Animals, Elephants|0 Comments|

Update On Gajraj’s Life After Rescue At ECCC

July 24 Update: Last week we held a ceremony to remove Gajraj’s bell as a symbolic way to complete his journey to our Elephant Conservation and Care Centre (ECCC) in Mathura, ushering in his retirement and fully closing the circle on his previous life. In the photograph above, Kartick Satyanarayan smiles for the camera after

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    Celebrating Second Rescue Anniversary; Update On The Nut Herd Members!

Celebrating Second Rescue Anniversary; Update On The Nut Herd Members!

With the summer of 2015 came warm sunshine and big changes at the Elephant Conservation and Care Centre, Mathura – as not one, but four, new elephants made their way to their forever home at the Wildlife SOS rescue centre in northern India. Travelling all the way from the west Indian state of Maharashtra,

Bidding Adieu To Our Beloved Elephant, Sita

From day one, she turned our lives upside down. Sita’s 2,100 km journey to her new home with us, the maiden journey of our then newly designed elephant ambulance, began in the pouring rain. Torrential showers threatening to flood the city and sabotage the rescue, Sita and her companion elephant Mia were loaded by

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    Indian Cricket Star Yusuf Pathan Bats For Wildlife Conservation

Indian Cricket Star Yusuf Pathan Bats For Wildlife Conservation

March has been quite a star studded month for Wildlife SOS with Grammy winning musician Ricky Kej visiting our Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Center in Bangalore, followed by renowned Indian cricketer Yusuf Pathan and his wonderful family making a trip to our Elephant Conservation & Care Center and Agra Bear Rescue Facility in Uttar Pradesh.

They

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    A Photo Blog: Team WSOS Helps Avert Elephant Conflict in U.P.

A Photo Blog: Team WSOS Helps Avert Elephant Conflict in U.P.

01st March 2017
The District Forest Officer of Sonbhadra in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh reaches out to Wildlife SOS regarding an elephant that has strayed into the Renukoot division within his district.

He identifies the elephant as a young bull, and suspects that it has ventured here from the neighbouring states of Chhattisgarh

By |March 21st, 2017|Animals, Elephants|0 Comments|

Everything You Need To Know About ‘Musth’!

What is musth?
Musth is a completely natural phenomenon seen in healthy adult bull elephants, both tuskers and makhnas (tuskless bulls). Generally characterised by the secretion of a hormone rich substance called temporin from the temporal gland (on either side of the elephant’s head) and a steady trickle of urine down the back legs of the

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    WSOS & Rajasthan Forest Dept Join Hands To Help Jaipur’s Elephants

WSOS & Rajasthan Forest Dept Join Hands To Help Jaipur’s Elephants

As part of an initiative to help improve the living and working conditions of the elephants of Jaipur, Wildlife SOS in collaboration with the Rajasthan Forest Department is working closely with the elephant owners and mahouts or caretakers of these elephants to create a more humane and safe environment for these wonderful animals.

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One Month of Freedom at ECCC- Update on Sanjay Elephant

Just a month after his rescue in the first week of February 2017, Sanjay, formerly known as the Elephant With No Name, has much more than just a name to be proud of. His recovery, both mental and physical, is slowly but steadily progressing under the dedicated care of our wonderful veterinarians and the

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