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Bear Of The Month: Sarasu

Sarasu had spent almost three years tied to the end of a small rope, performing for her master out of fear and pain. Her Kalandar master would drag her from village to village and force her to make dance-like movements for entertaining both children and adults alike.

Things took a different turn for Sarasu when

Bidding Adieu To Our Beloved Nishant Bear

Working with rescued sloth bears that have suffered years of abuse and neglect, over the years, we have witnessed the heart breaking departure of many of our bears – but each loss reinforces that saying goodbye is never truly easy.

Nishant came into our lives in the winter of 2007. Poached from the wild as

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    Dell Lends A Helping Hand To Rescued Sloth Bears In Bangalore!

Dell Lends A Helping Hand To Rescued Sloth Bears In Bangalore!

A group of employees from DELL-Bangalore extended their support to wildlife conservation and lend a hand to our rescued sloth bears by volunteering at the Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Centre in Bangalore, Karnataka.  DELL has recently partnered with Wildlife SOS to organize employee engagement activities at the center and is also contribution towards the feeding

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    Wildlife SOS Hosts The First IUCN Sloth Bear Expert Team Meet In India

Wildlife SOS Hosts The First IUCN Sloth Bear Expert Team Meet In India

In a first of its kind meeting to conserve the unique and endangered species of sloth bears in India, Wildlife SOS hosted the First International Sloth Bear Expert Team Meeting at the Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Centre (BBRC) in Bangalore, Karnataka. The IUCN Sloth Bear Expert Team meeting held from 8th to 9th March brought

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

Bear Of The Month: Kasthuri

Kasthuri was rescued from a Kalandar settlement in West Bengal in 2007. She was only six months old at the time but had already been subjected to immense abuse and cruelty. As part of her indoctrination as a dancing bear, a red hot iron poker was forcibly pierced through her soft muzzle and a

By |January 17th, 2018|Animals, sloth bears|0 Comments|

Bear of the Month: Truffles!

Truffles was a little over a year old when he and three other young sloth bears were rescued from a group of poachers in Jharkhand. All four bears were fated to be sold into a life of misery as dancing bears across the Indo-Nepal border, where this cruel practice still persists. When we rescued

By |December 17th, 2017|Animals, sloth bears|0 Comments|
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    Snare Set Up by Ruthless Poachers Claims Life of an Endangered Sloth Bear

Snare Set Up by Ruthless Poachers Claims Life of an Endangered Sloth Bear

With the growing number of incidents involving the use of deadly snares by poachers, another sloth bear was reported to have fallen victim to this barbaric hunting device near Narasimha Devara Betta in Chikkaballapur Range, Karnataka. This is the third incident this month where a bear has been found trapped in a poacher’s snare.

The

Bear Of The Month: Pooja

Pooja was around 18 months old when she first arrived at the Agra Bear Rescue Facility in 2008. She was rescued from a Kalandar community in Uttar Pradesh and as in the case of most captive sloth bears that were forced into becoming performing animals, Pooja bore the scars of physical and

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