We are so thankful to all of our supporters who help us provide these ... bears with all the nutrition they need to recover. Our partners, @WildlifeSOS work around the clock, ensuring that these bears never go to sleep on an empty stomach! #bears
To read about how we keep our big cats safe during the pandemic, read our blog here: ... https://wildlifesos.org/leopards/keeping-the-big-cats-safe-during-covid-19/
When news reports of felines' susceptibility to the #Covid virus emerged, schedules at the ... #WildlifeSOS Leopard Rescue Centre were immediately revamped to accomodate dangers that suddenly faced the leopards under our care.
Our leopards have a message for you: Take care of yourself, emotionally and physically.
Take a cue ... from the big cats at our rescue centre! The spikey projections on the tongues of felines such as leopards helps them keep their coats spotless and free of dust and grime!
Today, on 'The Wild Side', we are hosting actress, philanthropist & filmmaker Katie Cleary.
... Katie is the founder of @WorldAnimalNews and 'Peace 4 Animals'.
Katie and Kartick discuss the RTR campaign & the plight of elephants used for recreational riding!
A 5-foot-long #Muggercrocodile was found by family members in the toilet of their home in ... Mohabbatpur village, Firozabad district. The crocodile was successfully rescued by #WildlifeSOS & UP Forest Dept and later released into the Yamuna river.
A 5ft long #IndianRockPython (Python Molurus) was rescued by the #WildlifeSOS Rapid Response Unit ... after it was spotted at the bus stop outside Saket metro station in #Delhi.
The python was later safely released into the wild.
This World Tiger Day, we'd like to share with you some facts about the national animal of India - ... the Tiger.
While the story of tiger conservation in India is counted as an undisputed success, the battle for safeguarding this magnificent species is far from over.
Our anti-poaching squad #ForestWatch assists enforcement agencies like Forest Department, WCCB, CBI ... etc by gathering, relaying valuable intelligence relating to wildlife trafficking & crimes, having also assisted in the seizure of tiger skins and body parts in the past.
From the threats the big cats face to what we can do to ensure that future generations can continue ... to witness their grandeur, here is what you should know about the Tiger.
To overcome this obstacle, an innovative strategy was put in place. Knowing of Zara's fascination ... with the riverside, her toenail trimming session was carried out on the soft riverbank! Regardless to say, Zara enjoyed the pleasant change & the session was completed in no time!
Zara's medical routine continues to progress slowly and steadily. However, when trying to provide ... her foot-care, our veterinarians faced certain difficulties. Because she is unable to bend her forelimbs, the vets could not trim her toenails, an important aspect of medical care.
Bird feeders were constructed by creating bamboo shelves and placing fresh cut watermelon on them. ... Along with this, several saplings of local plant species were planted, and an 'insect hotel' established for the diverse amount of arthropods inhabiting BBRC along with our bears!
Today, the #WildlifeSOS team at the #BannerghattaBearRescueCentre got together to celebrate ... #WorldNatureConservationDay with one purpose - highlighting the importance of conservation work such as preserving wildlife and safeguarding ecological habitats.
They proceed to suck out insects through a gap in their front teeth by closing their nostrils and ... using their lips like a vacuum nozzle. These sounds are so loud that they can be heard from almost a mile away!
To know more about our work with sloth bears: https://wildlifesos.org/our-work/bear/
Did you know?
A sloth bear’s diet predominantly involves insects like termites & ants which ... require to be dug out from the insect nests. A sloth bear’s long, curved claws are used for penetrating nest mounds, which can be rock-hard.
"Wake me up when 2020 ends!"
To learn more about our work with leopards, go to our website here: ... https://wildlifesos.org/our-work/leopards/
Join Wildlife SOS co-founder Kartick and Shaaz as they talk about their adventures in the forests of... Southern India and spill the beans on what it takes to track and film a black panther. Watch the episode here: https://youtu.be/ALqWEw0aKTs
Today's episode of #TheWildSide features naturalist, wildlife photographer, big cat tracker and ... acclaimed cinematographer Shaaz Jung where he explores his love for leopards and adoration for the jungle that runs deep in his veins.
#WorldHammockDay is celebrated annually as the universal symbol for relaxation. At the #WildlifeSOS ... rescue centres, hammocks are a very popular artefact amongst our bears.
They use it to relax, play with enrichments and even have their enclosure-mates over for group slumbers.
Read this heartfelt tribute for our beloved Gajraj by @WorldAnimalNews here - ... https://worldanimalnews.com/wildlife-sos-says-goodbye-to-their-beloved-elephant-king-gajraj-who-was-rescued-after-working-for-over-50-years-at-a-temple-in-india/
We are welcoming Alan Knight OBE, CEO of @IAR_updates on #TheWildSide as he and @kartick_wildsos ... discuss how the rescue of 628 'Dancing Bears' was orchestrated with our partner's help.
Including never before seen footage, you can watch the episode here: http://youtu.be/VBAWq5jqKd8
Grief around the #WildlifeSOS rescue centres is palpable and we are heartbroken. We know you feel ... the pain of his passing deeply as well. We will soon be posting a tribute to the regal elephant once we get a chance to gather our thoughts.
It is with sorrow-struck hearts that we bring you the news of Gajraj’s demise.
At the moment of ... his passing, Gajraj was surrounded by the people who loved and cared for him. His last moments were peaceful and filled with love.
The veterinarians have noticed a slight improvement in her wounds, gladdening every heart at ... Wildlife SOS as we bask in the delight of her slow but steady betterment. Please consider a pledge for Zara, today!
Zara continues to undergo treatment at the WSOS #ElephantHospital. She's a very endearing ... convalescent, who stands patiently as the vets continue her daily routine. Her keeper often uses bananas as a treat to reward her composure in the midst of the medical treatment.
To read more about the miniature miracle who defied all odds and became the healthy, happy bear he ... is today, read our blog here: https://wildlifesos.org/chronological-news/our-pocket-sized-ray-of-sunshine-odum/
His diminutive stature belies the fact that Odum is over twenty years old, and a geriatric bear. His... arrival at BBRC coincided with a visit to the centre by acclaimed Hollywood actor and producer Julia Roberts and her family, who chose to christen him 'Odum'.
All big things come in small packages!
Odum's history, like that of the hundreds of other bears who... were a part of the exploitative 'Dancing Bears' practice, is gut-wrenching, but today he is living a very different life after being rescued by #WildlifeSOS.
Date: 16th July, 2020, THURSDAY.
Time: 7:00 pm(IST)/9:30 am (ET)/6:30 am (PST).
Incase you can't ... attend the webinar, register on the below link and we will email you the recorded session.
As seen in action on NatGeo's 'India's Jungle Heroes', Baiju Raj & Kartick Satyanarayan bust ... myths, speak about urban-conflict mitigation, avoidance behaviour and the do's and don'ts of living with snakes on #WorldSnakeDay.
Join our webinar ‘Snakes in the City’.
To enable Zara to continue having new experiences, please consider becoming a monthly donor.
Here we share another first with you - Zara's first visit to the riverside!
Filled with delight at ... the sight of the river stretching in front of her, Zara rushed to the water body with rumbles of joy and indulged in hour long showers.
#UpdateonZara: As the young pachyderm navigates her way through daily treatment and her routine at ... the #ElephantHospital, she has been discovering new experiences daily.
Her joy at her first bath, an all-you-can-eat watermelon buffet and dust baths is unimaginable.
Date: 16th July 2020, Thursday
Time: 7:00pm IST | 9.30am ET | 6.30am PST
Register to join the ... webinar here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lfu2tqDssGdJiYtmijYHzggMiY4YWP2h4
On the occasion of #WorldSnakeDay, join our "Snakes in the City" webinar on Zoom where Herpetologist... & Dir. of Conservation Projects, #WSOS Baiju Raj M.V talks to Kartick Satyanarayan about snakes of India, urban conflict-mitigation, snakebite do's and don'ts, myth busting etc!
Join two old friends for today's #TheWildSide - @NatGeo Fellow, Dir of Felis Creations, wildlife ... filmmaker & photojournalist @SandeshKadur & #WSOS cofounder @kartick_wildsos have a tete-e-tete on hair-raising escapades!
Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/A8kM5Q_zuGk
Help us spread the message far & wide. Sign our petition here: http://www.refusetoride.org
...the dynamic of man's relationship with the animal kingdom is changing by the day, and awareness ... is also on the rise. He shares his shock about finding out the process of how these elephants come to find themselves in the recreation industry.
Acclaimed Bollywood actor @nowitsabhi who has recently been making waves as a part of the series ... 'Pataal Lok', shares his support for the 'Refuse to Ride' campaign in this powerful video.
His support for the campaign comes at a time when....
When she's not munching on fresh green fodder or watermelon, Zara enjoys exploring her surroundings ... and taking dust baths.
Please consider becoming a monthly donor for Zara to help us provide her the care she needs!
If your answer was Zara, you'd be right! ... Zara is comfortably settling in her new surroundings and her new routine. She's such a young elephant, but her age is now beginning to shine through and so is her playful personality!
Every year, we celebrate #WorldZoonosesDay, an incredibly important event, that in today’s time ... gains more relevance than ever. To understand this phenomenon and how it is becoming more and more intertwined with human activities, please read our blog here: https://wildlifesos.org/chronological-news/why-the-coronavirus-pandemic-is-a-resounding-wake-up-call-for-humanity/
As our species fights the new threat of Covid-19 (SARS Cov-2), another zoonotic disease which shares... its origins with those listed above, it has become essential to increase awareness about the emerging threats & factors that lead to the spread of zoonoses.
#Zoonoses are infectious diseases that are transmitted naturally between animals and people via ... direct or indirect means. The outbreak of contagious diseases like Ebola, Nipah and SARS Cov-1 have caused a major global health crisis in recent years.
On Raju's sixth Rescueversary, we planned a very special surprise for him, and you!
Because our ... initial plans were slightly dampened due to travel restrictions imposed because of the #Covid19, we had to improvise and ensure Raju's special day was celebrated well no matter what!
Today, gentle giant Raju, who welcomed his freedom on the same day as citizens of the United States ... celebrate their independence has completed 6 glorious years with #WildlifeSOS!
Stay tuned for a video to see how Raju celebrated today!
On this very momentous occasion, we have something incredibly special to share with you.
In 2014, ... #WildlifeSOS rescued a begging elephant from the streets of Uttar Pradesh, our beloved Raju. Not a single eye was dry as his story spread around the world like wildfire.
Today's episode of #TheWildSide features the CEO & Executive Director of HCL Enterprise, Mrs. ... Roshni Nadar Malhotra as she joins WSOS cofounder @kartick_wildsos for a conversation on how large institutions can play their part in wildlife conservation.
Zara is taking time to become comfortable with the ... freedom she's been experiencing recently and we want her to be fully relaxed with her surroundings as her recovery very much depends on the state of her mind.
One of the many things we've looked forward to is Zara's assimilation into her new routine.
While ... the importance of providing her the treatment she needs cannot be understated, the smallest things like her delight at seeing a fresh mound of green fodder awaiting her.....
Watch @kartick_wildsos as he shares his journey through the toughest jungles in his Jeep SUVs to ... repay his debt to Mother Nature. Kartick has rescued and rehabilitated over a thousand at-risk wild animals. #MyJeepStory #OIIIIIIIO #JeepIndia @WildlifeSOS
You can register for the webinar here: ... https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcof-iuqjsqGdS13fJLyyHlyj6EKSUTfaRK
Join #WildlifeSOS co-founder @kartick_wildsos for this webinar hosted by the @HCL_Foundation ... discussing wildlife protection and conservation in India with special emphasis on elephants!
Don't forget to tune in on FRIDAY, the 3rd of July at 3pm (IST)
Registration link below!
Update on Zara, the #elephant that was recently rescued by our partner @WildlifeSOS. 🐘💞
Watch... closely for the joy in Zara's sweet face as she throws water on herself. 🙏🐘💛
Please help @WildlifeSOS continue to care for Zara by donating HERE 👉 https://give.wildlifesos.org/page/17603/donate/1?ea.tracking.id=Zara
To help Zara, please donate to our Elephant Rescue and care Fund here:
#WSOS veterinarians have begun her treatment and the brave girl is being very patient during ... preliminary tests and dressings. X-rays and blood tests have also been scheduled as Zara becomes more comfortable with her surroundings.
Her joints are also a major concern for our vets and there are wounds on her left elbow and ... shoulders.
Her delicate footpads are also cracked and torn due to her walking on hot tarmac roads. (Picture above!)
At a very young age, Zara has developed a severe case of osteoarthritis that has adversely affected ... her posture and gait. Her right forelimb in particular, is damaged, along with an inflamed elbow joint which is the cause of her limp.
Watch another episode of #TheWildSide with the powerhouse of Bollywood @TheFarahKhan and her ... daughter Anya Kunder as the youngest conservationist hosted on TWS is raising funds for homeless and needy animals with the help of her mother.
@Ithen_thought It is the support of people like you that makes our work possible. Thank you!
We need new people to become monthly supporters to help care for Zara. Will you consider a pledge ... today? A pledge of $12/month will cover the cost of feeding her watermelon every day. Just think of the joy you could bring Zara! 🍉🐘❤️
Click the link here: https://give.wildlifesos.org/page/17603/donate/1?ea.tracking.id=ZaraFB
If you watched the video of Zara getting off the truck, you might have noticed the piece of ... watermelon tucked in her mouth. We discovered early that Zara absolutely loves watermelon! 🍉🐘 For her welcome feast, we knew exactly what to serve her.
Zara will need your ongoing support. ... https://give.wildlifesos.org/page/17603/donate/1?ea.tracking.id=ZaraFB
She’s a little anxious in her new surroundings, which is understandable. #WildlifeSOS doctors and ... caretakers at the #ElephantHospital are giving her the time she needs to adjust and calm her nerves.
Thank you for all the love, well-wishes and support of this beautiful girl.
After a long journey in the elephant ambulance, Zara finally arrived at the #WildlifeSOS ... #ElephantHospital campus.
We have a lot to learn about her, but we know that she has lived as a begging elephant, and has crippling injuries to her legs.
......for our cause and we are very grateful! He urges you to sign our petition at ... http://www.refusetoride.org and shares our hope that one day the practice will be eradicated.
#WildlifeSOS works towards increasing awareness about this cruel practice through its popular ... 'Refuse to Ride' campaign.
Tushar's love for animals and his desire for safety for every single elephant held captive for the entertainment for humans has converted into support.....
Model-actor and animal lover Tushar Khanna delivers a passionate argument on why your should ... #RefuseToRide in this poignant call for action.
Elephants in the tourism industry are separated from their herds at a very young age & put through a very brutal indoctrination process.
Given the extent of her injuries, the hyena’s chances of survival in the wild is uncertain at the ... moment and we are keeping her in our care before taking the decision to release her or provide her lifelong care at the sanctuary.
Read our blog here: https://wildlifesos.org/chronological-news/wild-hyena-with-fractured-legs-undergoes-treatment-at-abrf/
In a rather unfortunate incident, a #StripedHyena was found in a critical condition in a Bajra farm ... in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
After being alerted to its presence by the farmer, a #WildlifeSOS team rushed to its rescue and brought it in for immediate, life-saving treatment.
Even with the pandemic, all our keepers have stayed behind to ensure that life goes on without ... disruptions at the centres.
Wishing everyone a Happy Father's Day!
Having worked with these animals for so long, our keepers have formed deep, personal connections ... with the animals they have been taking care of many years and their equation is beautiful to witness!
This #FathersDay, we'd like to highlight the selfless service of our animal caregivers whose top ... priority has always been to ensure that the lives under their care continue smoothly.
Yoga is also a great way to keep fit even within the confines of your homes. You only have to look ... at our bears to know that!
While the day is usually celebrated in the country with large scale gatherings of people practicing ... social harmony, in these times of #Covid19, staying indoors is the best way to keep yourself and the ones you love safe.
This #InternationalYogaDay, here's some in-house inspiration to keep you going in the face of ... adversity!
Have you caught the latest episode of 'The Wild Side' with celebrated actor @randeephooda, who has ... been making waves with his recent @netflix movie 'Extraction', yet?
Watch this exciting episode discussing animal welfare in the country here: https://youtu.be/_tPbS2r6-0I
....and many more interesting topics!
Don't forget to catch the must watch episode of #TheWildSide ... here: https://youtu.be/_tPbS2r6-0I
@RandeepHooda joins Kartick Satyanarayan on a spirited discussion about animal welfare in this ... quirky episode!
Don't forget to tune in to watch this exciting new episode TOMORROW, June 19th, LIVE at 7pm (IST).
This Friday we have a very special guest joining us on 'The Wild Side' - acclaimed Bollywood actor ... who recently made a big splash in the @netflix movie 'Extraction', Randeep Hooda!
Our #wildlifewarrior @ramonasworld urges everyone to stop using these ... elephants for OUR entertainment. Sign the petition and help us secure a better future for them here: http://www.refusetoride.org
Actor Ramona Arena has been a voice of conservation for years. Her passion drives her to speak about... the exploitative practice of riding elephants for entertainment. Snatched from their herds as calves, spirit & bodies broken, the gentle giants are victims of a heartless....
......across some very agonising scenarios, but we make it a point to never miss out on the beauty ... amid pain. Every single one of these pictures has an incredible story behind it.
We hope you enjoy scrolling through them as much as we enjoyed shortlisting them!
Some made us smile, some made us cry and some made us sit up and take notice of the beautiful ... parallel world surrounding us!
As a wildlife conservation organisation racing to protect and preserve the bountiful wealth bestowed on our beautiful planet, we often come......
Amidst all the gloom surrounding us in these past few months, we'd like to take a moment to touch on... some lighter topics.
On #NaturePhotographyDay, we wanted to share some of our photographers' best clicks with all of you!
........at the WSOS rescue centres in Agra!
Don’t forget to tune in TONIGHT at 7 (IST) to watch ... this amazing episode!
"We can't change the world for animals without changing our ideas about animals. We have to move from the idea that animals are things, tools, machines, commodities, resources here for our use to the idea that as sentient beings they have their own inherent value and dignity." - Andrew Linzey
#savingindiasanimals #wildlifesosindia #wisdom #conservationawareness #rescueandrehabilitation #igpost #iganimals...
It's been 9 months since the Weasleys have been calling ABRF their home.
While all of them have captured hearts across the centre, it is the tales of the most vivacious Ron that make for great listening! We have discovered that Ron loves the monsoon because while many of the bears rush inside their dens when it rains, Ron happily sits with his tongue sticking out trying to gather raindrops on it.
He also gets into tons of mischief with his siblings Charlie and Ginny. After hours of play, we find three extremely muddy but happy bears running around their free range enclosure! He can often be seen engaged in mock-wrestles over food, fighting to get more fruit than the others in his enclosure.
You can learn more about Ron's history on our website.
Click the link in bio!
[Carousel pics: 1st - Ron after a particularly lengthy mud fight.
2nd - Ron scaling a tree in his enclosure.
3rd - Ron and Charlie in a mock wrestle over who gets more fruit!]
A month ago, Zara walked out of the Elephant Ambulance and straight into our hearts. Since then we've been unable to tear our eyes away at her joy of new discoveries such as dust baths, swims in the river and long, undisturbed naps on mud beds customised for her.
While progress for her many ailments is slow, her curiosity and gentleness during treatments and feeding schedules is very endearing. As Zara discovers her youth at Wildlife SOS, her journey has rekindled the child in us too!
Read all about Zara's first month with us. Click the link in bio!
This is a Striped Keelback. Do you know why snakes flick their tongues? The tongue of a snake is an immensely important tool for the reptile. The two ends of the forked tongue help the reptile 'taste' the molecules in the air, serving many purposes.
It can lead the snake to its prey and help young snakes find the way to their dens by following the scent of adult snakes. The forked tongue also helps adult snakes to zero in on pheromones released by female snakes.
To celebrate the occasion of #WorldElephantDay, Wildlife SOS is hosting a webinar in association with @natgeowild titled 'Protecting Indias Elephants' where Wildlife SOS co-founder and CEO Kartick Satyanarayan will focus on the conservation of elephants in India including avoidance behaviour and conflict mitigation, safeguarding their ecology and India's first Elephant Hospital among other things.
Nat Geo Wild highlighted the rescue work of Wildlife SOS in the 6part series 'India's Jungle Heroes' which is now available on Disney+ Hotsar
You can register for the webinar for free. Click the link in bio!
We are back with the latest episode of 'The Wild Side' with a woman with many feats under her belt - Actress, model, philanthropist and filmmaker, @katiecleary11
Katie is the Founder & CEO of @worldanimalnews_ and the Founder & President of @peace_4animals both powerful organisations that give a voice to the most pressing issues surrounding environment and wildlife.
In this episode, Katie and Wildlife SOS Cofounder & CEO Kartick Satyanarayan have an impassioned discussion surrounding the 'Refuse to Ride' campaign which was launched in association with P4A, among many other things, TOMORROW, 31st of July at 7pm (IST)....
This World Tiger Day, we'd like to share with you some facts about the national animal of India - the Tiger.
While the story of tiger conservation in India is counted as an undisputed success, the battle for safeguarding this magnificent species is far from over. From the threats the big cats face to what we can do to ensure that future generations can continue to witness their grandeur, here is what you should know about the Tiger.
Wildlife SOS' anti-poaching squad Forest Watch assists enforcement agencies like the Forest Department, WCCB, CBI etc by gathering and relaying valuable intelligence pertaining to wildlife trafficking and crimes. In the past, we have assisted enforcement authorities in the seizure of tiger skins and body parts and was also crucial in nabbing tiger poachers.
The secret to Zara's patience and unbound energy is her long, beauty naps. She sleeps gently, flapping her ears to sway aside unwanted intruders like harmless buzzing flies.
She loves snuggling between two mudbeds and burrowing her head to find the most comfortable spot. Observers say that she's a very light sleeper, twitching awake at the slightest sound and she does not take kindly to disturbances when in the middle of sleep.
A sloth bear’s diet predominantly involves insects like termites & ants which require to be dug out from the insect nests. A sloth bear’s long, curved claws are used for penetrating nest mounds, which can be rock-hard.
They then blow away excess dirt, proceeding to suck out the insects through a gap in their front teeth by closing their nostrils and using their lips like a vacuum nozzle. These sounds are so loud that they can be heard from almost a mile away!
To know more about our work with sloth bears, go to our website! Click the link in bio!
Our leopards have a message for you: In these times of uncertainty, it is very important to take care of yourself, emotionally and physically.
Take a cue from the big cats at our rescue centre! The spikey projections on the tongues of felines such as leopards, and even house cats, helps them keep their coats spotless and free of dust and grime.
At the Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital, we believe in creating a balanced diet for our pachyderms as nutrition is an extremely important part of recuperation. Veterinarians at the centre have noticed that Zara is an utter foodie who looks forward to meals of the day and is quite excited about the different daily variations in diet.
While she has a soft spot for ripe fruits like watermelon, Zara loves something else too. Can you guess what Zara's new favourite food item is? Watch this video to find out!
Please consider a monthly pledge for Zara. Link in bio!
The fiesty elephant has very quickly become an adored figure at the Elephant Hospital. Her young age is shining through more clearly as each day passes.
Zara's caretaker is mesmerised by her playful nature that is slowly revealing itself. When she thinks nobody is looking, the young pachyderm enjoys running around her enclosure, and indulging in dust baths. She also throws the dust at anyone else who's near her, as if inviting them to join in the baths she enjoys so much.
Despite consuming loads of fresh fodder each day, she still enjoys plucking grass strands in her enclosure and munching on them. It's heartwarming to watch her take pleasure in the simplest of things while recuperating under our care.
Please consider a monthly pledge to enable Zara continue having these wonderful first-time experiences.
This week's episode of 'The Wild Side' is like nothing you've ever seen before. Our guest Alan Knight, OBE—CEO of International Animal Rescue, joins #WildlifeSOS co-founder and CEO Kartick Satyanarayan for a chat on the history of 'Dancing Bears'.
Our partner @international_animal_rescue has been instrumental in helping us liberate 628 sloth bears from this barbaric practice. As Alan and Kartick talk about how they worked together to put an end to the dancing bear practice in India, you'll also have a chance to catch some exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the whole operation.
Don't forget to tune in TONIGHT, at 7pm (IST) to watch the episode.
It is with sorrow-struck hearts that we bring you the news of Gajraj’s demise.
At the moment of his passing, Gajraj was surrounded by the people who truly cared for him. His last moments were peaceful and filled with love. Grief around the #WildlifeSOS rescue centres is palpable and we are heartbroken. We know you feel the pain of his passing deeply as well. We will soon be posting a tribute to the regal elephant once we get a chance to gather our thoughts.
This photo is the way we want people to remember the ‘king of elephants’.
Gajraj, one of our oldest and geriatric residents is having a medical situation. He has been receiving treatment for his chronic issues. However, now he’s been diagnosed with a severe stomach infection that’s resulted in colic and abdominal bloat. Our team of veterinarians spent all night with Gajraj and have even carried out “enema” procedure to give him relief.
Our crane and medical hoist have been used to help him up each time he has found it difficult to stand up due to dehydration. The summer weather and high humidity also complicate matters.
At the moment, he is receiving fluid therapy and our expert team of veterinarians are constantly by his side. His prognosis is grave but we are doing everything possible to give him relief and our elephant carers haven't left his side.
Everyone is doing their best to ensure Gajraj doesn't feel any discomfort. He has stopped eating and is not even drinking water.
Please keep Gajraj in your thoughts and send him prayers as we all help him navigate this difficult time.
Zara continues to undergo treatment at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital. She's a very endearing convalescent, who stands patiently swishing her tail as her vets continue the daily routine. Her keeper often uses bananas as a treat to reward her composure in the midst of the medical treatment.
The veterinarians have noticed a slight improvement in her wounds, gladdening every heart at Wildlife SOS as we bask in the delight of her slow but steady betterment.