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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

“Sole-Guarding” Gajraj’s Footpads!

Gajraj had lived nearly 70 years in captivity as a temple elephant. A routine day in his life involved walking uphill on tarred roads to the temple compound where he would then spend the rest of his day chained in the same spot. Years of walking on hot, unnatural surfaces led to the gradual

By |February 12th, 2018|Animals, Elephants|0 Comments|

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|
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    Second Himalayan Brown Bear Rescued In J&K, Rehabilitated By Wildlife Sos

Second Himalayan Brown Bear Rescued In J&K, Rehabilitated By Wildlife Sos

Just weeks after a young 9 month old male brown bear was rescued from the Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage campsite, another brown bear was reported in Sonamarg, Jammu & Kashmir by the locals, frequently killing livestock and raiding crops. Identified as a male of approx. 3 years, the bear was immediately rescued by the Wildlife

By |January 12th, 2018|Animals, Rescue|0 Comments|
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    Rare Himalayan Brown Bear Rescued From Amarnath Yatra Campsite

Rare Himalayan Brown Bear Rescued From Amarnath Yatra Campsite

Every year tens of thousands of pilgrims embark on a holy pilgrimage to the Amaranth caves, nestled amidst the Himalayas in the northern state of Jammu & Kashmir. This year, devotees were in for a big surprise as a rare Himalayan brown bear cub was spotted in the campsite in Panchtarni at an altitude

A Webinar On Priyanka’s Rescue

When we first spoke about Priyanka elephant in November of last year, we could only share a few pictures of her – blurred out or cropped – and tiny incomplete snippets of information. Talking about who she was, disclosing information or releasing her pictures in public would have been detrimental to her rescue, and

By |December 23rd, 2017|Animals, Elephants, Rescue|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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    Priyanka’s New Life At The Elephant Conservation & Care Center

Priyanka’s New Life At The Elephant Conservation & Care Center

It’s been around two weeks since Priyanka arrived at the safety of the Elephant Conservation and Care Centre, Mathura, giving us some time to really get to know the delightful new elephant in our care.

She seems to be taking her time settling in at her new home, and is still a little cautious when

By |December 1st, 2017|Animals, Elephants, Rescue|0 Comments|

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

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|
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