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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A flurry of activities and the laughter of delighted children filled the air, in the otherwise peaceful premises of the Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Centre in Bangalore. With over 80 students from four neighbouring schools visiting the centre, a highly anticipated day of fun and enjoyment was bound to be expected.
The students and their teachers
A regular volunteer at Wildlife SOS’ Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Centre in Bangalore, Ms. Sonu Yadhav’s passion for wildlife conservation and her unwavering support of Wildlife SOS’ efforts in this field are well known among the staff at BBRC. Ms. Yadhav took her involvement in the organisation a step further, by organising an awareness program
The sleek big cat made its way through the foliage of its enclosure at the Bannerghatta Biological Park in Karnataka, India, vaguely aware of the eyes watching it from the other side of the enclosure. The five-year old male leopard had spent its entire life in the zoo, and was by now unperturbed by