In Memory of Mohan

Our journey with Mohan started long before he arrived at the Elephant Conservation and Care Center. For more than a year, his hunched figure, weak and emaciated, had been in the middle of our most complicated and controversial rescue operations — and the fierce legal battle that accompanied them. After a volatile mob thwarted our first rescue[…]

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Mohan Celebrates One Year of Freedom with Wildlife SOS

After nearly two years of relentless efforts to bring Mohan to safety, Wildlife SOS was finally able to rescue him in September 2016. The harrowing rescue, much like our thwarted initial attempts at getting him out of the hell hole he was in, was met with much opposition from an angry unruly mob determined to stop us at any cost. Despite it all,[…]

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Mohan’s Ivory Seized In Covert Operation

Last September marked a major victory for Wildlife SOS as we had pulled off one of the most challenging and the biggest of our elephant rescues till date. Mohan’s rescue was indeed a roller coaster ride for all of us but all the hard work and support led to his much awaited freedom! Following the rescue, the Wildlife SOS anti-poaching unit[…]

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A Webinar On Mohan’s Rescue

When Mohan’s story first entered the public domain, his plight captivated hearts everywhere – and people around the world became invested in ending the suffering of this wonderful elephant. Unfortunately, Mohan’s rescue wasn’t that simple, and it took nearly two years of fighting before we were able to get him to the safety of the Elephant […]

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Update On Mohan’s Life After Rescue

Mohan gently lets his head sink below the cool water, loving the calming sensation of the water around him and the weightlessness of his body in the pool. His trunk pokes out from among the ripples at the water’s surface, like the snorkel of a diver, sucking in the crisp morning air. The pool is gradually becoming Mohan’s favourite place in[…]

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World’s Unluckiest Elephant, Mohan, Finally Unshackled!

We're thrilled to inform you all that Mohan, chained and abused for the past 50 years of his life, has finally been rescued by Wildlife SOS and is on his way to our Elephant Conservation and Care Center in Mathura. He has been loaded on the truck safely and is being accompanied by 9 team members which includes the Wildlife SOS expert paramedics[…]

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Update On Mohan’s Situation

We have had a major breakthrough in our efforts to help Mohan. He is currently safe and has been moved away from his captors. In order to ensure the safety of Mohan and everyone involved, we are unable to disclose his current location or any other details at this moment. We will update you once we are able to share more information. On behalf of[…]

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Mohan – Frequently Asked Questions

We've been taking note of the questions you are asking about Mohan, and have drafted the answers below to help bring more clarity to his current situation. Thank you for having an interest in Mohan, and for supporting our efforts to rescue him. What is Mohan’s history? Mohan has been chained up and used as a working elephant since he was a[…]

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Mohan’s Current Rescue Situation

Mohan, chained and abused for the past 50 years of his life, needs to be rescued. To keep you all updated, we will post updates on this blog and on Facebook. So stay tuned and keep checking in! (please note that the newest entries are at the bottom of the page) TO HELP MOHAN: The legal fight to secure Mohan's freedom will require significant[…]

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Reiterating the Pledge to Responsible Tourism!

For all us travel enthusiasts, the COVID19 pandemic has put a screeching halt to all our plans and expectations of what 2020 would look like. With almost 9 months of the year gone by, it is very tough to look back and recall what we accomplished in the past year, especially in terms of all the places that we wished to travel. On the occasion of[…]

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Rampant Killing Of Elephants In India Must Be Prevented

India is a country rich in biodiversity and has a blend of cultures and a rich heritage that emphasizes the mythological importance of elephants that are prolific in Indian art, architecture, folklore and popular culture. Elephants are worshipped as avatars of the Elephant God “Lord Ganesh” but also, in ancient India they were used in battle[…]

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Petitions: Your Voice and Action Makes an Impact!

At Wildlife SOS, we believe a great way to affect change is to create petitions, combine our voices, and demand action. We are often asked if petitions really make a difference. “Do petitions work?” The answer is absolutely “yes!” Many of the petitions you signed have saved lives and brought justice for animals. These petitions have also[…]

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Hidden Bomb Causes Tragic Elephant Death!

Try as one might and there can be no known fault of a mother fending for her unborn child so as to survive in this ever-changing, ever-surprising world, and yet, the brutality that she had to suffer for trusting humans led to the tragic end of her life, and her child’s. Indeed, the gut-wrenching and heart-breaking incident of a pregnant wild[…]

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India’s First ‘Elephant Memorial’ – A Unique Tribute To Abused Elephants

One of Wildlife SOS’s core priorities is to provide rehabilitative and hospice care to severely abused elephants, harmed during captivity and kept far away from the reach of any medical care or love and attention for their sore and afflicted bodies. Champa, the matriarch, was widely considered the inspiration for the creation of the Wildlife SOS […]

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British TV Celebrity Paul O’Grady Steps Forward To Protect Elephants!

Renowned British Television celebrity Paul O’Grady, MBE has become a patron of Wildlife SOS India to support our efforts to protect elephants and other wildlife in India. The Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Center (ECCC) in Mathura and the Agra Bear Rescue Facility were featured recently in British TV series “Paul O’Grady: For[…]

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Wildlife SOS Hits Los Angeles!

On Saturday, November 4, Wildlife SOS took the City of Angels by storm for our first annual Tusk After Dusk extravaganza at Hollywood's historic Avalon theater. The lively, sold-out event was a big success, with a great cast of writers, directors, actors, musicians, lawmakers, and, of course, our very own cofounder Kartick Satyanarayan helping[…]

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Everything You Need To Know About ‘Musth’!

What is musth?Musth is a completely natural phenomenon seen in healthy adult bull elephants, both tuskers and makhnas (tuskless bulls). Generally characterised by the secretion of a hormone rich substance called temporin from the temporal gland (on either side of the elephant’s head) and a steady trickle of urine down the back legs of the[…]

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Young Artists In Singapore Come Together To Support WSOS

The Right Side Gallery on Lowen Road in Singapore was bustling with activity as a group of children geared up for a very special exhibition of some very special art they had created. The children were from various backgrounds and aged between 4-16, linked by two common factors- they were all the extremely talented art students of Singapore-based[…]

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FAQ on the ‘Precious Four’ Elephant Rescue

1. Where are the Precious Four elephants right now? The precious four elephants are under Interim-custody of Rambo Circus as per the Court Order. 2. I am worried about the precious four. Are you able to keep an eye on them? Yes, we will do our very best to keep an eye on the elephants from afar and through undercover informants. 3. Please[…]

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The Untold Part of the Raju Story

All around the world, people know the story of Raju, the courageous elephant who stole our hearts when he wept during his rescue. However, what most people don't know is on that hot night in July, 2014, there were supposed to be two elephants freed. Yes, two! Planning had started weeks before to rescue two elephants simultaneously, Raju and[…]

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GRRR… it hurts! – Bangalore Mirror

In a pioneering effort, a five-member team of surgeons performs a six-hour dental surgery to ease the pain on two tigers from Bannerghatta National Park a team of five surgeons needed close to six hours and plenty of courage to complete a root canal on a patient. They exchanged hi-fives, sported wide grins and were thrilled. What’s the big[…]

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