One morning, a family residing in Faridabad found a visitor resting in their house. A young jackal strayed into their house during the night and found himself trapped inside. They were panic-stricken and quickly called the Wildlife SOS helpline. Upon receiving the call, the Wildlife SOS rapid response team immediately rushed to the area equipped with cages, snares and basic first aid for the animal.
As the team reached the house, the terrified jackal ran up to the second floor of their house. It took the team 20 minutes to search the entire house until they finally located the young jackal. He seemed stressed and frightened. Without wasting any time, the WSOS rescue coordinator netted the animal safely and transferred it to a transportation cage. He was then rushed to the hospital for necessary checkups and treatment.
The animal was frightened and hardly opened his eyes throughout the journey. After a successful rescue, the doctors thoroughly examined the animal and declared it fit to be released.
Kartick Satyanarayan, Co-founder & Chairman, Wildlife SOS said “The animal has been released back in its natural habitat. We suspect that he was being chased by local people and entered the house to hide from this distressing situation.”
During the release of the jackal, he paused once to look back, as if thanking us for saving him. It was a wonderful yet emotional moment for Wildlife SOS.
Geeta Seshamani, Co-founder, Wildlife SOS said, “It is the need of the hour to educate people more about wildlife conservation and habitat protection and that urban wildlife is something we must learn to live with and in fact appreciate the resilience of these animals to all the destruction of habitat constantly happening around them. Wildlife SOS has a dedicated team that works round the clock to protect wildlife in distress.”
Indian Jackal (Canis aureus indicus) is protected under Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. It’s an efficient biological cleaner of the forest and a victim of the increasing wildlife trades in jackal skins and tail.
Wildlife SOS runs the only 24-hour Reptile Rescue Cell in the National Capital Region (NCR) areas of India, which includes urban metropolitan hubs like Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon. As a result of Wildlife SOS’s efficient and prompt rescue efforts over the past decade, the city’s Police Control Room diverts the Wildlife Rescue
calls they receive to our headquarters in Delhi. Wildlife SOS’s Hotline 9871963535 works round the clock to help wildlife in distress.