Wildlife SOS leads efforts to protect endangered wild elephant populations in India, as well as rescue, treat and care for elephants exploited and abused for tourism and “begging”. We work closely with the Forest Department and other agencies to help enforce wildlife protection, anti-poaching and anti-trafficking laws.
Wildlife SOS cares for 30 elephants at several sanctuaries which include India’s first elephant hospital specially equipped to care for elephants needing check-ups, special treatment for chronic injuries and emergency care. We also have a dedicated elephant ambulance, rescue teams and a network of informants and undercover staff.Read More
Wildlife SOS leads conservation and rescue efforts for vulnerable sloth bears, Asiatic black bears, brown bears, and moon bears. We are best known for our efforts to eliminate the “dancing bear” trade in India, rescuing the last captive sloth bear from this abusive practice in 2009.
With approximately 300 bears in our care at 6 sanctuaries throughout India, Wildlife SOS continues to study and care for wild bear populations. We treat bears caught in wildlife-human conflicts, those injured by snares or poachers, and often release them back into the wild once they are rehabilitated. |Read More
Indian leopards, once widely distributed across the Indian subcontinent, have come under increased threat due mainly to habitat encroachment and poaching. Our mission is to encourage tolerance and acceptance of these magnificent species by the communities that have to coexist with them.
Wildlife SOS treats and releases many leopards injured or displaced in conflicts with humans. We operate a leopard sanctuary caring for over 30 leopards that have suffered permanent and debilitating injuries making them unfit for release back into the wild.Read More
Derived from a Latin word ‘Reptilis’ also ‘creepy crawling’, reptiles are cold blooded animals, that lay eggs…. scales on their bodies. These are air breathing vertebrates which include snakes, alligators and crocodiles, lizards and turtles. India is home to a range of snake species from that of extremely venomous snakes like the cobra, common krait and in some cases even saw scaled vipers & Russell’s viper to relatively harmless and non-venomous ones like the common sand boa, red sand boa, wolf snake, rat snake, cat snake, royal snake, kukri, checkered keelback, bronzeback tree snakes. We also find Indian Rock pythons, one of the largest snake species in India.Read More