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Our Rescued Sloth Bear Cub, Mowgli Turns One!

Watching young Mowgli exuberantly bounding around his enclosure at the Agra Bear Rescue Facility, it is hard to imagine that it has been almost a year since he first came into our lives. Mowgli’s story was one that had us all in tears. He was found clinging to his dying mother after she was

Bear Of The Month: Nakul!

Nakul and his brother Kuber were barely a few months old when they were rescued from Tumkur district, Karnataka in 2011. Poachers had killed their mother who was trying to simply defend her babies. They were planning on smuggling the cubs out of the state but had to forfeit the plan and run off

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    Sloth Bear Cub Trapped In Deadly Snare, Rescued & Released In Karnataka

Sloth Bear Cub Trapped In Deadly Snare, Rescued & Released In Karnataka

The southern state of Karnataka is home to a large population of the indigenous sloth bears (melursus ursinus), one of the four unique bear species found in the Indian subcontinent.  However, over the years, their numbers in the wild has dwindled due to loss of habitat and poaching, making them a Vulnerable species under

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

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