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Bear Of The Month: Michael Oreo

Michael Oreo was only three years old when he and three other sloth bears were rescued in an anti-poaching operation carried by Wildlife SOS in Jharkhand in 2013. The poachers were attempting to sell the bears in Nepal where the barbaric practice of ‘dancing bears’ is still legal. Deprived of a nutritious and healthy

By |October 10th, 2017|Animals, sloth bears|0 Comments|

Bear Of The Month: Elvis!

Possibly one of the most lovable and friendly sloth bears at the Wildlife SOS Agra Bear Rescue Facility, Elvis’ life today is a stark contrast to what it was when he was rescued more than two years ago. He was only a couple of months old when poachers snatched him away from his mother,

By |September 20th, 2017|Animals, sloth bears|0 Comments|

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: 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

In Loving Memory of Julee

February signals the end of the painfully cold winter, with the gentle warmth of spring gradually ebbing its way through the cities that dot the north Indian plains. For sloth bear Julee, slowly making her own way through the dusty bylanes of the city of Agra, the changing weather was coinciding with a huge

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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    Workshop On Man-Animal Conflict Mitigation For Chhatisgarh Forest Dept.

Workshop On Man-Animal Conflict Mitigation For Chhatisgarh Forest Dept.

Spread across the forested terrains of Central India, Chhattisgarh contains a major part of the sloth bear population of the country.  In recent years, the state has witnessed an increase in incidents of man-animal conflicts, predominantly problems relating to sloth bears.

Animals like elephants, wild boar, nilgai and sloth bears often venture out to the

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