Wildlife Protection

In Loving Memory of Herbie

July 2006 signalled the start of a torrid monsoon at the Agra Bear Rescue Facility, and a new life for a bear named Herbie – as a jeep carrying this former dancing bear wound its way slowly through the Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary in the pouring rain and towards the gates of the rescue

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Orphan Sloth Bear Cub Rescued; Mother Killed By Poachers

Spread across 467 sq kms of undulating plains and deciduous forests, the Sanjay-Dubri National Park located in Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh is blessed with a rich population of diverse wildlife species. Earlier this month, a female sloth bear followed closely by her tiny ten week old baby set out for the day in

In Memorium: Snehal Raj Bhavsar

It is with heavy hearts, and profound sadness that we announce the unfortunate demise of Snehal Bhavsar, who has been an irreplaceable part of the Wildlife SOS family for nearly forty years, and who will always be for us a source of inspiration and a huge part of who we are as an organisation.

Bear Of The Month: Kanmani

A heavy iron ring forcefully pushed through their tender muzzle and a thick rope tied around the nose and neck, controlling their every move- such was the life most captive sloth bears were subjected to as part of their indoctrination process of becoming dancing bears. At merely one and half years of age, little

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    Wild Sloth Bear caught in Poacher’s Snare Rescued in Karnataka

Wild Sloth Bear caught in Poacher’s Snare Rescued in Karnataka

The distressed cries of an animal pierced through the stillness of the forest in the early hours of the morning, startling the occupants of Koratagere village. Upon further investigation, they were horrified to find a large sloth bear hiding amidst the bushes with a crude wire snare intertwined around its waist. Fearing for its

Training Program on Wildlife Census Collection in Karnataka

Earlier this month, the Wildlife SOS team at the Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Center was invited by the Tamil Nadu Forest Department to conduct a training program for their personnel on Census techniques. The two day program was attended by over 150 forest officials from Attur, Salem and Namakkal divisions of Tamil Nadu, all of

Leopard Cubs Saved From 40ft Well & Reunited with Mother

The scrub forests of Maharashtra have always been home to a rich population of leopards that for years have been living and breeding quietly in their natural habitat. However, over time due to the constant encroachment of forest lands, these elusive cats have been forced to share their territory with the ever growing human

Rising Temperatures Taking a Toll on Birds in New Delhi

With the temperature touching as high as 47 degrees Celsius (117 Fahrenheit) in the capital, the searing heat is taking a severe toll on urban wildlife, including the avian population. In addition to the dangers of the fatal, glass-coated “manja” (string) of flying kites that injure and claim the lives of countless birds in

An Unusual Visitor in Delhi’s Most Powerful Street

As dawn broke over the national capital, a nilgai also known as a blue bull decided to leave the comforts of her peaceful forested home located within the city and wandered into the unfamiliar concrete jungle that dominates it. Giving in to her curiosity, the large antelope soon found herself in Rajpath, New Delhi’s

Orphaned Wildlife Rescued After Forest Fire

Just under an hour’s drive away from the chaos and crowds of India’s most popular tourist attraction, the Taj Mahal in Agra, is a green oasis of calm – the Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary – home to a rich variety of flora and fauna. At the heart of the sanctuary is Keetham Lake, whose

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