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    WSOS & Karnataka Forest Dept Join Hands To Instill Wildlife Awareness In School Kids

WSOS & Karnataka Forest Dept Join Hands To Instill Wildlife Awareness In School Kids

Starting from the first week of November, till the last week of March, the Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Center (BBRC) opens its doors to visiting schools from 4-5 districts around Karnataka. This season we had approximately 98 children visit the center, all in 8th or 9th standard. This program is run in partnership with the

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    Dell Lends A Helping Hand To Rescued Sloth Bears In Bangalore!

Dell Lends A Helping Hand To Rescued Sloth Bears In Bangalore!

A group of employees from DELL-Bangalore extended their support to wildlife conservation and lend a hand to our rescued sloth bears by volunteering at the Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Centre in Bangalore, Karnataka.  DELL has recently partnered with Wildlife SOS to organize employee engagement activities at the center and is also contribution towards the feeding

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    Wildlife SOS Hosts The First IUCN Sloth Bear Expert Team Meet In India

Wildlife SOS Hosts The First IUCN Sloth Bear Expert Team Meet In India

In a first of its kind meeting to conserve the unique and endangered species of sloth bears in India, Wildlife SOS hosted the First International Sloth Bear Expert Team Meeting at the Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Centre (BBRC) in Bangalore, Karnataka. The IUCN Sloth Bear Expert Team meeting held from 8th to 9th March brought

Bear Of The Month: Nakul!

Nakul and his brother Kuber were barely a few months old when they were rescued from Tumkur district, Karnataka in 2011. Poachers had killed their mother who was trying to simply defend her babies. They were planning on smuggling the cubs out of the state but had to forfeit the plan and run off

Bear Of The Month: Kasthuri

Kasthuri was rescued from a Kalandar settlement in West Bengal in 2007. She was only six months old at the time but had already been subjected to immense abuse and cruelty. As part of her indoctrination as a dancing bear, a red hot iron poker was forcibly pierced through her soft muzzle and a

By |January 17th, 2018|Animals, sloth bears|0 Comments|
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    Snare Set Up by Ruthless Poachers Claims Life of an Endangered Sloth Bear

Snare Set Up by Ruthless Poachers Claims Life of an Endangered Sloth Bear

With the growing number of incidents involving the use of deadly snares by poachers, another sloth bear was reported to have fallen victim to this barbaric hunting device near Narasimha Devara Betta in Chikkaballapur Range, Karnataka. This is the third incident this month where a bear has been found trapped in a poacher’s snare.

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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

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