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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

Bear Of The Month: Yogi

Wildlife SOS’s anti-poaching unit rescued Yogi bear from Bihar in 2011. Our team received a tip off about a group of poachers who were passing through the state with four sloth bear cubs as contraband. It was a laborious process tracking down as any signal alarming them would mean the cubs would be killed and the people would go into

Bear Of The Month: Rani!

Rani is the most famous sloth bear at the Agra Bear Rescue Facility and she holds a very special place in our hearts. She was the very first dancing bear to be rescued by Wildlife SOS from the centuries-old tradition that inflicted terrible cruelty on thousands of highly endangered sloth bears. She was five

Geriatric Care for Rescued Sloth Bears

The practice of dancing bears was a centuries-old tradition that inflicted terrible cruelty on thousands of highly endangered sloth bears in India. Although their ‘dancing’ bear days are long behind, our rescued and rehabilitated ursines still bear the horrifying physical and psychological scars that stand testament to the abuse they suffered at the hands

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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    Wild Sloth Bear Loses Life To Explosive Bait Set By Poachers

Wild Sloth Bear Loses Life To Explosive Bait Set By Poachers

A recent trend in wildlife poaching seems to be the use of bombs and explosives concealed in food bait to kill endangered wildlife across India. Poachers have used this method to kill at least 3 to 4 sloth bears in the southern state of Karnataka in the last year alone. Food items that works

Bear Of The Month: Amitabh!

On catching a glimpse of Amitabh taking a quiet, blissful nap in his forested enclosure at the Agra Bear Rescue Facility, one could find it rather difficult to imagine the horrors that this sloth bear has faced in the past. In 2003, we were fortunate enough to have rescued a seven month old Amitabh

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

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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

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