The elephant is a massive bull tusker that towers over the four brothers that claim ‘ownership’ over him. The ownership however, has no supporting documents or paperwork, making it wholly illegal. The elephant is gaunt, with hip bones and a spine that jut out awkwardly from his frame. His feet are in abominable condition
Q. What’s Sanjay’s story? How did you come to know about him?
Ans: A twist of fate brought the elephant under the custody of the forest department and they requested our intervention. Years of abuse and mistreatment had had a detrimental effect on the elephant’s health. Partially blind in the left eye, Sanjay was severely malnourished
Suraj arrived at our rescue centre on Christmas eve in the winter of 2015, in what was nothing short of a Christmas miracle, following a face-off with a hostile mob determined to keep him imprisoned in the temple that had chained and abused him for nearly his entire life.
Since his arrival at the Elephant
Education in any form is incomplete if limited to theory and text-book memorisation, its greatest value lying in the wholesome and comprehensive learning that only practical experiences can provide. At Wildlife SOS, we understand the importance of sensitising children to environmental problems and animal welfare and educating them about conservation, as problems like pollution,
Mohan gently lets his head sink below the cool water, loving the calming sensation of the water around him and the weightlessness of his body in the pool. His trunk pokes out from among the ripples at the water’s surface, like the snorkel of a diver, sucking in the crisp morning air. The pool
Earlier this month, we played host to Jaime Lee Faulkner-Miss Universe Great Britain 2016, who was on a four day tour to India and decided to pay a brief visit to our Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Mathura.
Going beyond pageantry and a life of glamour, Jaime is using her title to make a
Nestled in the busy Tajganj area of Agra, the Sheroes Hangout could be any other café in the area – beautifully painted, cozy and frequented by the numerous tourists that flock to Agra to see the Taj Mahal. But Sheroes isn’t like any other café. Run and managed entirely by a team of strong,
Kerala – Gods own country has been in the news for the wrong reasons – elephant brutality! The state has the largest number of captive elephants in India and these majestic animals are used in temple processions and other functions regularly.
The elephants are managed using the traditional form of management that involves pain, fear
As they stand together, tall and regal, their trunks swaying gently, occasionally testing the wind or offering each other a reassuring pat, it makes it almost impossible to imagine that Mia and Sita have only been free elephants for four months. They seem calm and carefree, content to bask in the warm sun and
Rescued in December 2015 from a lifetime of abuse and negligence as a confined temple elephant in Satara, Maharashtra, Suraj, the 45 year old one –eared tusker is now on a steady road to recovery in his new home at the Elephant Conservation and Care Centre (ECCC) in Mathura.
When the Wildlife SOS Rescue team