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    Wildlife SOS & WII Organize Wildlife Management Workshop For Uttarakhand Forest Officers

Wildlife SOS & WII Organize Wildlife Management Workshop For Uttarakhand Forest Officers

Recently, Wildlife SOS and the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) organised an exposure visit and orientation workshop for veterinary officers of the Uttarakhand Forest Department. This was part of a ten day long field trip for officer trainees undergoing training in wildlife management, medical care, human-wildlife conflict mitigation and managing wild animals in distress.

The

Q & A For The 19 Wild Elephants In Chhattisgarh Project

1.)  How will putting on collars help reduce the conflict and keep the elephants safe?
Putting satellite collars on the elephants allows our team of trackers to more effectively track the elephants’ movements and map out their behaviour. This allows us to predict potential conflict before it occurs, and provide an early warning to the

Freedom To Roam For 19 Wild Elephants In Chhattisgarh

Nestled in the river basin of the mighty Mahanadi river, the district of Mahasamund has found itself faced with a unique and complicated dilemma. The region had not seen any wild elephants till a few years ago, when not one, but nineteen elephants wandered into the area and decided to make it their home.

By |September 29th, 2017|Animals, Elephants|0 Comments|

Laxmi’s Four Year Anniversary!

Laxmi was 18 years old when we first heard about her. She worked as a begging elephant in the state of Maharashtra, standing outside a temple with her companion elephant and begging for alms from the devotees that visited. Every day, as devotees thronged the temple, the two elephants would stand mournfully at the

By |July 29th, 2017|Animals, Elephants|0 Comments|

Mohan’s Ivory Seized In Covert Operation

Last September marked a major victory for Wildlife SOS as we had pulled off one of the most challenging and the biggest of our elephant rescues till date. Mohan’s rescue was indeed a roller coaster ride for all of us but all the hard work and support led to his much awaited freedom!

Following the

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    Celebrating Second Rescue Anniversary; Update On The Nut Herd Members!

Celebrating Second Rescue Anniversary; Update On The Nut Herd Members!

With the summer of 2015 came warm sunshine and big changes at the Elephant Conservation and Care Centre, Mathura – as not one, but four, new elephants made their way to their forever home at the Wildlife SOS rescue centre in northern India. Travelling all the way from the west Indian state of Maharashtra,

Bidding Adieu To Our Beloved Elephant, Sita

From day one, she turned our lives upside down. Sita’s 2,100 km journey to her new home with us, the maiden journey of our then newly designed elephant ambulance, began in the pouring rain. Torrential showers threatening to flood the city and sabotage the rescue, Sita and her companion elephant Mia were loaded by

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    A Photo Blog: Team WSOS Helps Avert Elephant Conflict in U.P.

A Photo Blog: Team WSOS Helps Avert Elephant Conflict in U.P.

01st March 2017
The District Forest Officer of Sonbhadra in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh reaches out to Wildlife SOS regarding an elephant that has strayed into the Renukoot division within his district.

He identifies the elephant as a young bull, and suspects that it has ventured here from the neighbouring states of Chhattisgarh

By |March 21st, 2017|Animals, Elephants|0 Comments|

Everything You Need To Know About ‘Musth’!

What is musth?
Musth is a completely natural phenomenon seen in healthy adult bull elephants, both tuskers and makhnas (tuskless bulls). Generally characterised by the secretion of a hormone rich substance called temporin from the temporal gland (on either side of the elephant’s head) and a steady trickle of urine down the back legs of the

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    WSOS & Rajasthan Forest Dept Join Hands To Help Jaipur’s Elephants

WSOS & Rajasthan Forest Dept Join Hands To Help Jaipur’s Elephants

As part of an initiative to help improve the living and working conditions of the elephants of Jaipur, Wildlife SOS in collaboration with the Rajasthan Forest Department is working closely with the elephant owners and mahouts or caretakers of these elephants to create a more humane and safe environment for these wonderful animals.

After a

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