On this #VeterinaryAppreciationDay we would like to highlight our dedicated #veterinary team that ...provides the best care for injured, sick and disabled #animals!
Many #elephants at #WildlifeSOS suffer from ailments like degenerative bone disorder which leads to... their weight being unevenly distributed. To alleviate their pain, our veterinary officers came up with the innovative solution of using a sole guard!
Ferocious jaws and armoured skin - #crocodiles secure themselves with might in the #wild
We tend ...to think of these creatures as dangerous, scaly beasts - but this #WorldCrocodileDay let's learn more about them: https://wildlifesos.org/chronological-news/world-crocodile-day-meet-the-three-indian-crocodilians/
Emma loves splashing around in the #water, whether it be in the #river or in her #pool! Be it ...morning, afternoon or during her evening walk with her pals, Emma never misses a chance to play in the water.
@gayaseapen Please contact our Rapid Response Unit in Delhi at +91-9871963535
As unprecedented temperatures take a toll on urban #wildlife, numerous bird species fall victim to ...the heatstroke. Today, let's pledge to place water bowls, build bird feeders, and plant more trees to save the beautiful creatures.
Read how to help #birds: https://wildlifesos.org/chronological-news/birds-need-you-this-summer/
A #bird known for its distinctive tune of "Koo-ooo," the Asian Koel is a common inhabitant of the ...Indian subcontinent.
Recently, our Rapid Response Unit rescued a female #Koel from a hostel in #JNU, #Delhi, after receiving a call from a student.
☘️ They change skin colour according to their surroundings and ...mood.
☘️ Webbed limb digits help them move efficiently on trees.
☘️ They can move their eyes independently.
☘️ They are insectivorous #reptiles
☘️ Long tails help them climb easily.
Here's how you can start by taking small but meaningful steps:
🌱 Be sensitive towards ...#biodiversity around you.
🌱 Choose #sustainable options.
🌱 Plant native #trees.
🌱 Practice the 5R's.
🌱 #Educate others and spread the word!
Every year, we celebrate #WorldEnvironmentDay to encourage action to fight for our #planet. With ...this year's theme being #OnlyOneEarth, it's time to foster the growth of a generation that is sensitive to the issues.
The #WildlifeSOS #elephant ambulance is on its way to #SaveRosie
Our team of caregivers has long ...few days ahead of them. Their goal is to quickly remove Rosie's chains, win her trust, load her in the ambulance, and start the journey back to our hospital campus in 24-48 hours!
As the number of pachyderm patients continues to grow ...at the Elephant Hospital Campus, @WildlifeSOS is planning for a future providing research & training for the benefit of India’s 2,700 captive Asian #Elephants. https://wildlifesos.org/building-a-future-for-indias-elephants/
Kicking up a storm and trumpeting all the way - Laxmi enjoys the little things in life!
@kamal_rawat Please contact our rescue hotline at one of the following numbers:
Delhi NCT Region ...+91-9871963535
Agra Region (UP)
🦜 India is home to 10 #parakeets and 1 true #parrot
🦜 Alexandrine parakeets,... rose-ringed parakeets, and plum-headed parakeets are the most traded.
🦜 They are protected in Schedule IV of the #Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972
The Forest Department and Wildlife SOS reunited a 60-day-old leopard cub with his mother who was ...rescued from a sugarcane field in Dumbarwadi village in the Otur range in the #Pune district. @WildlifeSOS
@Eryberrie Yes, it's absolutely true! Read a recent blog on how elephants beat the heat here: ...https://wildlifesos.org/chronological-news/hotter-days-but-cooler-measures-for-elephants-and-bears-at-wsos/
With mercury continuing to rise across Delhi-NCR, snakes, that are coming out of their burrows and ...pits to take shelter in places such as gardens, kitchens and even hostels, have kept the rescue teams busy through this week.
Join the conversation with @EpicElephants and Wildlife SOS this Thursday (26th) at 1pm EST on ...@clubhouse! Get your questions answered or just listen and learn.
Let's talk about Gharials this #EndangeredSpeciesDay
🐊 It is endemic to freshwater rivers.
🐊... It sunbathes to regulate body temperature.
🐊 Males have a bulb on their snouts, like earthenware pots.
🐊 Gharials face threats due to dams, sandmining, fishing, and pollution.
#WildlifeSOS and the Forest Department recently rescued a leopard from a village in #Maharashtra. A... spike in human-leopard conflict in the region created a buzz amongst the locals. The teams used drones and camera traps to track and rescue the leopard.
Any nature savvy holder should check out our last AMA with @WildlifeSOS we talked #sustainability, ...elephants, jaguars and their ecosystem infrastructure.
Which one of the organizations we donated to do you want to see on an AMA next? 🤔
The Nut Herd Celebrates Their 7th Rescueversary!
Over the years, Coconut, Peanut, Walnut, and ...Macadamia have grown into the most energetic, playful, and spirited personalities. The ‘nut herd’ as they are lovingly called, is now steadily recuperating under our care.
Today marks a decade of #freedom for our 65-year-old ...#elephant. Phoolkali spends this day surrounded by those who genuinely love and care for her - her companions, Maya and Emma, and her dedicated caregiver.
Ten years ago, Phoolkali stepped into ECCC after being rescued from the life of a begging ...#elephant. Although her life has experienced a 180-degree turn, her healing journey is still a long way to go.
Stay tuned to watch as the pachyderm celebrates her 10th #rescueversary!
An adult Small Indian Civet was rescued from a 25-feet-deep well by the #WildlifeSOS team and the ...Maharashtra Forest Department in #Padali village, located in the #Junnar division of #Pune district.
Read more here: https://punemirror.com/pune/others/Civet-cat-rescued-by-Wildlife-SOS-and-forest-department/cid7374107.htm
The #WildlifeSOS Bid to be Wild auction ends this Friday, May 6 at 7pm EST. #shop for unique items ...and feel good knowing your bids help support our lifesaving work! Go https://wildlifesos.org/auction
Ongoing treatment for chronic arthritis and abscesses had temporarily halted ...Holly's daily walks to the #Yamuna river. Recently, our team decided to resume taking the pachyderm on short-distance walks out in the open fields.
This #InternationalLeopardDay, you can be his "Timon and Pumba" by highlighting Simba's story to ...create awareness on the plight of leopards in India!
Read more about Sumba here: https://wildlifesos.org/leopards/world-leopard-day-2022-the-story-of-a-cub-named-simba/
#WildlifeSOS has been actively working to reunite abandoned cubs with their families. Due to loss ...of habitats and increasing perils to wildlife, these felines often succumb to terrible fates, leaving their cubs to brave the wild all alone.
Rosie is only 39 years old, but she likely spent most of that time begging on the streets. She probably spent most of her days walking from place to place, chained when she was not working, and without proper care, nourishment or medical treatment.
The spiked chains have caused chronic infected wounds on Rosie's ankles. Being tightly bound has led to problems with her joints on her rear legs, and her foot pads are damaged and infected. She even has nails, bolts, glass and possibly other debris embedded in her feet. We will know more in the coming weeks as she becomes more accustomed to her new home and receives extensive medical evaluations and treatment.
Sadly, these are all typical injuries we see with "begging elephants" who walk the streets day and night to make a buck for their cruel and abusive owners.
Having lived in harsh conditions all her life, Rosie’s feet have taken the brunt of the abuse. When the team first met Rosie, we noticed that her limbs were bound in a spiked chain meant to control her and break her spirit. Once the chain was removed and the veterinary team was able to examine her closely, it was found that she suffered from pododermatitis, likely caused by being tethered to dirty concrete floors and being forced to stand on puddles of her own urine.
Rosie’s discomfort is evident as she constantly attempts to stretch her trunk and scratch the lesions on her feet. The swelling around her feet combined with her severely overgrown toenails indicate that her foot care has been neglected for a very long time. Our veterinary team is currently working on a plan for her medical treatments. Going forward, they will ensure medication and regular foot grooming to improve the condition of Rosie’s limbs.
Was an elephant created by Mother Nature to be restricted by men and do their bidding? This was the question that came into our mind when we saw Rosie bound in spiked chains. Probably she was asking for the chains to be removed from all her legs, and that’s what we did.
Bidding adieu to her past life where she was used for begging and in wedding processions, Rosie undertook a strenuous journey to reach the Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital Campus. We are filled with a calmness as she slowly takes her first steps out of the ambulance and walks toward the Elephant Hospital.
Our team at EHC is prepared to welcome her, to make her feel at home, and allow her to settle in with ease. We want Rosie to relish this moment of freedom and the future that lies ahead of her which means doing things of her own free will. Rosie will now be resting before our veterinary team can start a thorough medical examination.
We genuinely thank all those who were beside Rosie during this tough time and supported us in successfully bringing her to the Elephant Hospital.
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Earlier today a judge released Rosie into the anxious hands of our team. After decades of abuse, she is on her way to the Elephant Hospital Campus where we hope to heal her many physical and emotional traumas.
Rosie’s rescue so far has been perilous and challenging. A violent mob was stirred-up prior to her being loaded on the truck. The large and angry group tried to disrupt our operation and agitate Rosie. They threw rocks at our team and attempted to tip over the ambulance. Thankfully the local police came to help. Police pushed back the mob and gave us an escort out of the area. We are very thankful for the hard work and cooperation of local officials.
We are expecting her to arrive at our center tonight! Be on the lookout for info about her first steps of freedom!
Open wells have served the humankind since the Indus Valley civilisation for domestic as well as irrigation purposes. This age-old practice of digging wells has quenched the thirst of numerous parched cities across India. However, they often bring with them some tragic news for the wildlife inhabiting the area.
In a heartbreaking incident, a nightly foraging routine took a turn for the worse when a Striped Hyena fell into one such uncovered well in Maharashtra. The villagers were alarmed by distressed calls of the animal and immediately informed the Forest Department. Wildlife SOS was called for assistance to carefully extricate the Hyena from the 30-feet-deep well.
The teams safely lowered a trap cage and after a few attempts, the Hyena successfully entered it. Once the cage was carefully lifted out, our veterinary officers conducted a detailed on-site examination in order to ensure the well-being of the animal. Deemed fit, our teams released the Hyena back into the neighbouring forest, away from human habitation.
Time and again, open wells have posed a threat to wild animals. You can help by signing a petition to cover the wells of Maharashtra. Link in our bio!...
In a time of declining forests, rapid urbanization and extinction of various species, it is important to equip the youth with the right knowledge to protect the planet! That is why Wildlife SOS has launched an Education Programme to connect with schools and colleges all across the country and spread the word on wildlife conservation!
Whether you're a student, a teacher or a member of an environment group, we welcome you to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a session!
One of Pari’s favourite spots is a grassy patch right in front of the Elephant Hospital. As soon as she gets her footbaths and treatments done, she ventures to that area to munch on some fruits.
At present, Pari is undergoing treatment for her feet, making it cumbersome for her to walk far enough to venture into the river for a bath. To help her beat the heat, her caregiver brings the river to her instead!
Using a hose pipe, he splashes her with cool water while she stands in her favourite spot. Pari collects some of the water into her trunk and sprays it everywhere with a mischievous glint in her eye! We are very happy to see all these colourful aspects of this young elephant’s personality.
International Day of Yoga calls for some in-house yoga sessions by our sloth bears!
From stretching like a cobra to arching like a cat, yoga is greatly inspired by the animal world. The practice not only helps one improve body fitness, but also brings mental peace. It's an opportunity to connect with the world and nature in its purest form.
Wildlife SOS family wishes you all remain healthy and fit as a fiddle!
A leopard cub’s first few days in this world are supposed to be filled with the safety and comfort of its mother. However, this was not the case for a 14-day-old leopard cub that was found amidst stalks of sugarcane. The Maharashtra Forest Department and the Wildlife SOS team were extremely worried about the plight of this young feline who had just come into the world but was already facing a stressful ordeal.
Our veterinarian conducted a primary health check-up and followed the standard procedure to reunite the cub with its mother while the time was ripe. Later that night, camera trap footage revealed the mother carefully approaching the field in search of her cub.To assist the mother on locating her cub, our team had lined the box with the it’s urine, which acted as a scent marking. Relieved to find her cub, the mother carried it to the safety of the forest, making the reunion mission successful!
We know fathers as dutiful and protective beings, who devote their lives to nurture their young ones. Cheers to all the dads for always being for their kids!
This Father’s Day, we take a moment to acknowledge fathers in the animal kingdom. Swipe to see 10 exemplary animal parents who, with their unparalleled devotion to raise their children, surely deserve a round of applause!
On the occasion of Vet Appreciation Day, 25 volunteers from Western Digital visited the Wildlife SOS Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Centre. @westerndigital is a global computer hard disk drive manufacturer and data storage company.
The group engaged in interactive sessions with our team and learnt more about the rehabilitation and care of sloth bears and the state-of-the-art medical techniques we use for their treatment. They also participated in a hammock building activity and offered the resident sloth bears some dates as an enrichment.
To conclude the day, a cake-cutting ceremony took place to acknowledge the pivotal role that our veterinary team plays in the lives of India's wildlife.
Many elephants at Wildlife SOS suffer from ailments like degenerative bone disorder which leads to their weight being unevenly distributed, causing more wear and tear in some parts of the footpads than others. To alleviate their pain, our veterinary officers came up with the innovative solution of using a sole guard! Though commonly used on horses, our veterinary team adapted it in a unique way for treating elephants!
Here, you can see it being applied to Ginger's feet to distribute her weight better and strengthen her abused footpads.
Our veterinary team takes into consideration every little aspect making sure that the elephants only walk on gentle surfaces, and getting the mud ploughed regularly to keep it soft! On this Veterinary Appreciation Day, we would like to highlight our dedicated veterinary team that provides the best care for injured, sick and disabled animals!
Ferocious jaws and armoured skin - crocodiles secure themselves with might in the wild. Usually spotted on banks of the aquatic systems, they are cold-blooded animals that spend a large part of their day basking under the sun. We tend to think of these creatures as dangerous, scaly beasts - but there’s so much more about them that we’re yet to know!
India is home to the slender-snouted Gharial, river-inhabiting Mugger, and the largest of all reptiles, Saltwater Crocodile. This World Crocodile Day, let's learn about the three crocodile species!
Emma loves splashing around in the water, whether it be in the river or in her pool! Be it morning, afternoon or during her evening walk with her pals, Maya and Phoolkali, Emma never misses a chance to play in the water. During their walks, she can be seen bathing in the river, and as soon as she returns, into her pool she goes!
With the ongoing summers, she enjoys her pool to the fullest! She enthusiastically plays around, cooling herself and spraying water with her trunk! Aside from some heat relief, the water also helps Emma take some weight off her limbs and ease her pain, hence making it her favourite activity! We thank everyone that made it possible for this majestic elephant to splash around in the water!
A bird known for its distinctive tune of "Koo-ooo," the Asian Koel is a common inhabitant of the Indian subcontinent. Recently, our Rapid Response Unit rescued a female Koel from a hostel in JNU, Delhi, after receiving a call from a student.
Found to be dehydrated, our team's first and foremost step was to offer it some clean drinking water. Currently under medical observation, the Asian Koel will soon be released into the wild.
As unprecedented temperature take a toll on urban wildlife, numerous bird species fall victim to the heatstroke. Each one of us can help the avifauna survive the harsh season by making the best use of our balconies, window sills, and gardens! Today, let's pledge to place water bowls, build bird feeders, and plant more trees to save the beautiful creatures.
Meet Ginger, an elephant whose life took a quantum leap when she was rescued by Wildlife SOS in December 2021. Under our diligent care and attention, she has come a long way - from a life of being treated like a mere commodity, to that of utmost dignity and freedom.
Today, our elephant care staff and veterinary officers provide her with meticulous treatment, shower an abundance of love, offer her nutritious meals, and take her daily walks around the Elephant Hospital campus!
Watch this video as Ginger herself takes you all on a journey of her life at Wildlife SOS.