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Bear Of The Month: Odom!

Starved, abused and forced to live the agonising life of a dancing bear, Odom was confined to a life of exploitation and brutality, for nearly nine years. In 2009, he was rescued from a Kalandar family in Bellari, Karnataka and has been living under the care of the Wildlife SOS veterinarians at the Bannerghatta Bear

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    Wild Sloth Bear Loses Life To Explosive Bait Set By Poachers

Wild Sloth Bear Loses Life To Explosive Bait Set By Poachers

A recent trend in wildlife poaching seems to be the use of bombs and explosives concealed in food bait to kill endangered wildlife across India. Poachers have used this method to kill at least 3 to 4 sloth bears in the southern state of Karnataka in the last year alone. Food items that works

Celebrated Musician Lends a Hand to Rescued Sloth Bears!

Earlier this month, we played host to celebrated music producer, composer and conservationist Ricky Kej who paid a brief visit to the Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Center, Bangalore. He has acquired a host of accolades over the years, including a position on the Billboard No. 1 Artist (USA) and a United Nations “Global Humanitarian Artist” Award.

Ricky

New Year Brings Ray Of Hope For Kuber Bear

For Kuber, 2016 had been a difficult year. His health started deteriorating in February, when he started to lose appetite and weight and developed muscular incoordination in the right side of his body. In March, he was diagnosed with Tuberculosis. Subsequent treatments had failed to improve his condition and an MRI and a CT

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    Bhima; The Bengal Tiger Undergoes Dental Surgery in Karnataka

Bhima; The Bengal Tiger Undergoes Dental Surgery in Karnataka

Recently Bhima – a resident tiger of Bellary Zoo in Karnataka made headlines when he underwent dental surgery. At 22 year of age, he is one of the oldest living Royal Bengal tigers in India. On an average, the lifespan of a tiger in the wild is between 10-15 years whereas in captivity they

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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

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Bear Of The Month: Hamsi

A victim of man-animal conflict, four year old Hamsi was rescued from a village in Bandipur, Karnataka in February 2015. When the Wildlife SOS team found her wandering in the outskirts of the village, they were shocked to discover a bullet wound on her left shoulder which had resulted in a fracture, making it

By |September 21st, 2016|Animals, sloth bears|0 Comments|
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    A Lesson in Wildlife Conservation at Bannerghatta National Park

A Lesson in Wildlife Conservation at Bannerghatta National Park

Surrounded by lush green forests, hilly terrains and home to some unique wildlife species, the Bannerghatta Biological Park is indeed an ecologically rich reserve. Last week, the team at Wildlife SOS’ Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Centre hosted an awareness program for a group of 50 students from BVM Global School, Begur.

The students accompanied by their

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    Wild Sloth Bear Rescued After Consuming Explosive Device Used By Poachers

Wild Sloth Bear Rescued After Consuming Explosive Device Used By Poachers

Morning had barely dawned on the Wildlife SOS Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Facility in Karnataka, and the bears were waking up to the smell of their morning porridge, when a panic stricken call from the Divisional Forest Officer of Ramanagara district informed the Wildlife SOS team of an injured bear lying in a stream near

Unwell Kuber Bear Under Treatment

Kuber and his brother Nakul were mere 2 month old cubs when they were rescued from Tumkur district, Karnataka, in 2011. The two cubs were transferred to Wildlife SOS’s Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Centre in Bangalore, which went on to become their new home.

5 years on, Kuber has settled in perfectly at the centre with

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