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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

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

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

New Year Brings Ray Of Hope For Kuber Bear

For Kuber, 2016 had been a difficult year. His health started deteriorating in February, when he started to lose appetite and weight and developed muscular incoordination in the right side of his body. In March, he was diagnosed with Tuberculosis. Subsequent treatments had failed to improve his condition and an MRI and a CT

Bear Of The Month: Hamsi

A victim of man-animal conflict, four year old Hamsi was rescued from a village in Bandipur, Karnataka in February 2015. When the Wildlife SOS team found her wandering in the outskirts of the village, they were shocked to discover a bullet wound on her left shoulder which had resulted in a fracture, making it

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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

Unwell Kuber Bear Under Treatment

Kuber and his brother Nakul were mere 2 month old cubs when they were rescued from Tumkur district, Karnataka, in 2011. The two cubs were transferred to Wildlife SOS’s Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Centre in Bangalore, which went on to become their new home.

5 years on, Kuber has settled in perfectly at the centre with

Rescued Sloth Bears Fighting Tuberculosis

Although their painful years as ‘dancing’ bears are long behind them, the rescued sloth bears at our rescue centres still bear horrifying physical scars that stand testament to the abuse they suffered at the hands of their human owners. Their canines were shattered, their delicate muzzles pierced with hot iron rods and many were

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Rose’s New Life At The Agra Bear Rescue Facility

In the few short months since her arrival at the Van Vihar Bear Rescue Facility, Rose has come a long way from being a timid and scared sloth bear cub to becoming strong and independent, under the watchful eyes of our team of dedicated vets and staff. Her undeterred spirit and strong will has

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