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Bear Of The Month: Arifa!

Six year old Arifa was a victim of the ‘dancing bear’ trade, an illegal practice that was once prevalent across India. With no anesthesia, a red hot iron poker had been driven through her tender muzzle at a very young age and as part of the training process, Arifa would be beaten repeatedly and

Mowgli’s New Life At The Agra Bear Rescue Facility

Wires hang precariously between the trees at the edge of the Sanjay Dubri Tiger Reserve in the Siddi district of Madhya Pradesh. The voltage that shoots through the wires is dangerously high, much above the permissible limit – strung low by poachers that have only the worst intentions at heart. An unsuspecting female bear

By |April 11th, 2017|Animals, sloth bears|0 Comments|

Aleem Bear & His Tooth Troubles!

Our bear keepers at the Agra Bear Rescue Facility don’t just have the exceptionally important job of caring for our rescued bears, they are also required to use their proximity and wonderfully friendly relationship with the bears they care for to observe these amazing animals and report any discrepancies in behaviour or physical condition

In Loving Memory of Herbie

July 2006 signalled the start of a torrid monsoon at the Agra Bear Rescue Facility, and a new life for a bear named Herbie – as a jeep carrying this former dancing bear wound its way slowly through the Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary in the pouring rain and towards the gates of the rescue

By |March 24th, 2017|Animals, sloth bears|0 Comments|

Bear Of The Month: Manali

Sometimes it is difficult to decide whether Manali is more adorable or naughty. Then we realize that it is her naughtiness that makes her so adorable. Manali was rescued in 2007 as a young bear from the Kalandar community in Agra. At the time of her rescue, Manali was undernourished and severely dehydrated. The

Orphan Sloth Bear Cub Rescued; Mother Killed By Poachers

Spread across 467 sq kms of undulating plains and deciduous forests, the Sanjay-Dubri National Park located in Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh is blessed with a rich population of diverse wildlife species. Earlier this month, a female sloth bear followed closely by her tiny ten week old baby set out for the day in

Bear Of The Month: Goldie

It has been many years since we welcomed Goldie into the Agra Bear Rescue Centre. He was rescued from a Kalandar community settled in Sahibganj, Jharkhand. Starved, abused and forced to live the agonizing life of a dancing bear, Goldie was affected deeply, both physically and emotionally.  He was highly emaciated, had an unkempt and matted

Rose Bear Completes A Year With Wildlife SOS

Rescued as a badly wounded and terrified cub from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, Rose has come a long way over the year since her rescue, but it is impossible for us to forget the heart-breaking condition she was in at the time of her rescue. She was found severely undernourished and weak after being

Bear Of The Month: Suri

When rescuing ‘Dancing Bears’ from Kalandars, one of the most heartbreaking things was to find young cubs as captives.  Suri was one such cub we found. Rescued in 2007, Suri’s condition was very poor, he was malnourished, and the penetration wounds on his muzzle were fresh and bleeding. It was dreadful to imagine, the

Bear Of The Month: Valmiki

Valmiki bear was rescued from the Indo-Nepal border in 2010. His Kalandar owners were intercepted at the border just as they were attempting to illegally migrate to Nepal, where the practice of ‘dancing bears’ still persists. Due to the sheer negligence on the part of his former owners, Valmiki was highly emaciated and was

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