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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 Mradul, Our Wildlife Photographer!

There’s a story behind every beautiful picture and every action packed video on the Wildlife SOS website and social media – and at the centre of that story is a photographer putting himself in some rather unruly positions to give the world a glimpse into the lives of our rescued animals and the work

By |August 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

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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    2 Year Old Leopard Rescued From A 60ft Well In Madhya Pradesh

2 Year Old Leopard Rescued From A 60ft Well In Madhya Pradesh

As the sun began to fade over Goharganj district of Madhya Pradesh, a group of children from Karakwadi village were returning home after spending the afternoon playing in the fields. They were suddenly interrupted by loud and distressed roars, echoing from deep within a neighboring well. Left in a state of panic, the children

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    Wild Sloth Bear Rescued After Consuming Explosive Device Used By Poachers

Wild Sloth Bear Rescued After Consuming Explosive Device Used By Poachers

Morning had barely dawned on the Wildlife SOS Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Facility in Karnataka, and the bears were waking up to the smell of their morning porridge, when a panic stricken call from the Divisional Forest Officer of Ramanagara district informed the Wildlife SOS team of an injured bear lying in a stream near

Remembering Bhalu, Our Beloved Sloth Bear..

Four years old and nearly half the weight he should have been, Bhalu (whose name means ‘bear’ in Hindi) spent the first few years of his life slowly making his way through the streets of India led by a coarse rope strung painfully through a crude, raw piercing in his muzzle that had never

A Trembling Nilgai Calf Finds A New Home at ABRF

Under the afternoon shadow of the Taj Mahal, tourists walk over cold marble and damp grass. They take photographs of each other with the magnificent monument in the background, and listen as their guides tell them the story of the white marble structure and the emperor that built it. Enraptured by the heritage site,

By |January 13th, 2016|Animals, Rescue|0 Comments|

Bear of the Month: Bizi

Bizi is an 8 year old male sloth bear, currently residing at the Agra Bear Rescue Facility. ABRF has been Bizi’s home ever since he was rescued by Wildlife SOS, before being sold to a member of the Kalandar tribe into an agonizing life as a dancing bear. Luckily, Wildlife SOS found Bizi in

By |September 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Taking the Charm out of Snake Charming

The month of ‘Shravan’ or ‘Sawan’ is the fifth month of the Hindu calendar, considered auspicious for devotees of the Shiva, one of the primary Hindu gods. Mondays and festival days like Nag Panchami in particular are considered especially auspicious, and devotees flock to Shiv temples to pay homage to the deity. Due to

By |September 3rd, 2015|ANTI-POACHING|1 Comment|

Bear of the month- Karthikayani

Karthikayani is a female sloth bear that has been living at the Agra Bear Rescue Facility ever since Wildlife SOS rescued her during an anti-poaching operation in Uttar Pradesh seven years ago when she was just two months old. At that time, she weighed 2.9 kilos.

Now seven years old and weighing approximately 95 kilos,

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