Meet Suraj Pal, Our Kind Elephant Keeper

Suraj Pal has worked with Wildlife SOS for four years, acting as an elephant keeper at Wildlife SOS’ Elephant Care and Conservation Centre, Mathura. His understanding and respect for elephants is well-known among the staff at ECCC, and we thought we’d talk to him to find out a little more.

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Suzy’s New Life At ECCC

Suzy is a blind performing elephant that has suffered a lot of neglect at the circus where she was forced to perform. She was chained most of the time with little or no exercise. Suzy is approximately 60 years old and it is evident from her stereotypic behavior that she was subjected to mental

By |March 13th, 2015|Animals|52 Comments|

Breaking News: Suzy has been rescued!

We are thrilled to report that Suzy, the blind circus elephant we told you about over the Holidays, has been rescued by our team! She is currently traveling by truck from Tirupati to our rescue centre in Mathura, a journey that will take several days. The team escorting her reports that she is doing

By |February 5th, 2015|Rescue|94 Comments|
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    Raju’s Health Update Straight From The Elephant Conservation and Care Center, Mathura

Raju’s Health Update Straight From The Elephant Conservation and Care Center, Mathura

Raju is currently in Musth which is a natural and healthy phenomenon in male (bull) elephants. Characterized by heavy secretion of the temporal glands, this also displays increased alertness and often aggressive behavior caused by heightened testosterone. Raju, however continues

By |January 29th, 2015|Rescue|34 Comments|

Working with Elephants

Steve Koyle is the Senior Elephant Keeper at the Phoenix Zoo. We asked him a bit about his job, as well as about the work he has done with the Wildlife SOS elephants:

Many people would consider working with elephants to be a

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