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Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Facility

Update On Hamsi Bear Undergoing A Treatment

Riddled with a painful bullet wound on her left shoulder, a famished young sloth bear hobbled her way across farmland in search of food. She was almost immediately discovered by the residents of a village in Bandipur, Karnataka who called in the authorities and the Wildlife SOS team for help. In need of immediate

By |September 16th, 2017|Animals, sloth bears|0 Comments|

Sloth Bear Cub Rescued From A Barbed Wire In Karnataka

Drawn by the painful cries of an animal in distress, local farmers of Koratagere village, Karnataka were shocked to find a sloth bear cub in the periphery of a Betel nut plantation. The young bear was caught in a deadly barbed wire that was intertwined around its waist and its struggle to escape were

Meet Prakash, Our Caring Bear Keeper!

Prakash has been a part of the Wildlife SOS team for more than 14 years, having worked at both our Agra Bear Rescue Facility and now at our Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Facility. Prakash is extremely popular among the staff and the rescued sloth bears alike, because of the passion and genuine love for the

Geriatric Care for Rescued Sloth Bears

The practice of dancing bears was a centuries-old tradition that inflicted terrible cruelty on thousands of highly endangered sloth bears in India. Although their ‘dancing’ bear days are long behind, our rescued and rehabilitated ursines still bear the horrifying physical and psychological scars that stand testament to the abuse they suffered at the hands

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

By |October 25th, 2016|Animals|0 Comments|

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|
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