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Jackal Research & Translocation Project launched by Wildlife SOS and Archeological Survey of India to protect wildlife in Akbar’s Tomb, Agra


by- Shruti Prabhala

In collaboration with Uttar
Pradesh Forest Department and Archaeological Survey of India, Wildlife SOS has launched a wildlife research project to study and translocate 30-35 wild
jackals from Akbar’s Tomb in Sikandra, Agra to a safe natural habitat. They feel
this initiative is essential as several young Black Buck fawn residents are
killed frequently by jackals due to unnatural proximity between these two
species created by accidental confinement inside Akbar Tomb premises. Accidently
they got trapped inside the 40 acre premises when the monument was ordered to
be secured. Read more »

Working with Elephants

Steve Koyle is the Senior Elephant Keeper at the Phoenix Zoo. We asked him a bit about his job, as well as about the work he has done with the Wildlife SOS elephants: Read more »

Infosys International Team From Australia Visits Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Center

By Shruti Prabhala

9th January, 2015 was a lively day at the Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Center, Wildlife SOS’s center in Bangalore for sloth bears. Student interns from Infosys International in Australia had come for a visit. The enthusiastic team consisted of 10 members including two team coordinators. Read more »

Top 10 Animal Rescues of the Year 2014

This past year has been an eventful one. We have achieved many victories and conducted successful rescue operations in an attempt to conserve wildlife and educate people on how to deal with wildlife encounters. To coexist with wildlife peacefully is a virtue as human development progressively encroaches on wildlife habitat which in turn increases conflicts between wildlife and the people. As we move into 2015, here is a roundup of our top ten most memorable rescues: Read more »

5th Grade Class Raises Awareness for Elephants

It is very heartwarming when we hear about children in different countries taking an interest in helping to protect wildlife. Recently we received a wonderful note from Maria Garcia, a 5th grade teacher at Finley Elementary School in Texas, USA.  Her class has been involved in several projects since the beginning of the year to help raise awareness of the plight of the world's elephants. Here is what Maria had to say: Read more »

Wildlife SOS committed to its cause- Rescuing Circus Elephants since 2010

by- Suvidha Bhatnagar

Wildlife SOS is the first Indian organization to put their concern about the plight of captive elephants in entertainment & tourism into action. Four years ago the Mathura rescue centre in collaboration with Project Elephant and the Government of Uttar Pradesh was started, and our first experience of the trauma undergone by the circus elephants began with the rescue of Rajesh and Maya.

Circus elephants are usually found in a pathetic state, suffering from bad health, mental & physical (chained all the time), and they suffer from complete lack of exercise and standing in their own feces for long hours.  They are provided with no enrichment and fed an unbalanced diet with no nutritional value. Read more »

Nilgai Rescued From Baipur

By Shruti Prabhala 

It was an eventful day for the Wildlife SOS rescue team in Agra as they received a call from the District Magistrate’s office concerning a Nilgai found in Baipur. Mr. Jagrup Yadav came across a female Nilgai who had met with a severe accident which completely damaged one of her eyes. Read more »

New Year Calls for Another Python Rescue

By Shruti Prabhala

This New Year brought a surprise visitor to a village in Mathura. A seven foot long python was found by one of the villagers who immediately contacted the forest officer of the Mathura Forest Department, Uttar Pradesh. The forest officer kept the villagers away from the surroundings while he reported the sighting to the rescue team of Wildlife SOS. Read more »