From the Field
Fri, 2014-10-03 22:04 | by Nikki
WE just got word that there is an elephant by the name of Lilly that needs our help . She has been confiscated by the forest department. We don't know a lot about her right now. We do know that she is about 35 years old and she has been exploited as a begging elephant. The person who had illegal posession of her has apparently confessed to illegally keeping her and he is now in jail We are grateful to the forest department for their work in enforcing the Elephant Welfare Law. We are currently raising the funds necessary to shift her to our facility and begin her rehab process. More information on Lilly is soon to follow.
Sat, 2014-09-20 04:31 | by Nikki
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Thu, 2014-09-18 16:00 | by Nikki
For those of you awaiting news and the outcome for Raju's court case, please note that his case is now scheduled to be heard September 22. We will post immediately following the court hearing. Thank you to everybody who is writing to us expressing your love and concern for Raju. We are ready and confident that we will win.
Press Release: Court Date Is Set for ‘Raju’ the Crying Elephant as Abusive Owner Tries to Take Him BackWed, 2014-09-03 12:23 | by Kate
New Delhi, INDIA (September 3, 2014) Chances are you either saw the video or heard the story of Raju the elephant, who was rescued this past July in Uttar Pradesh, India after being held captive for almost 50 years in chains. A court date has been set for September 11th to decide whether Raju should return back to his owner who abused and tortured him or that he continue to live at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Center in Mathura, India. Read more »
Wed, 2014-09-03 11:47 | by Nikki
Right after Raju's rescue happened, those of us at Wldlife SOS were extremely touched by the overwhelming support that came in from around the world to help Raju. One day in July, somebody started the conversation on Facebook that a benefit concert should happen for Raju. Barbara immediately jumped into the conversation and offered to make a record for Raju. It has been less then two months, and already she has organized a record that was released on September 1 and is already hitting the top 10 in some countries.
Wed, 2014-08-27 14:54 | by Nikki
Raju has suffered 50 years of unimagineable cruelty. Two months ago, the world worked together to set him free. But it turns out his awful past is not fully behind him. The cruel person who denied him even the most basic comforts has just filed papers in court to get him back. Be his voice and stand up for his freedom!
We will post an FAQ soon of what is happening to help you understand the situation better.
What you can do now: Read more »
Wildlife SOS Presents ''Ganpati to Gajah'' in association with Alpana Ahuja and Art Spice Gallery at the Metropolitan Hotel & SpaTue, 2014-08-26 00:31 | by Nikki
by- Suvidha Bhatnagar
Wildlife SOS in alliance with Art Spice at The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa collaborated with Singapore-based artist Alpana Ahuja to host a month long exhibition titled 'Ganpati to Gajah' at Art Spice. Read more »
Mon, 2014-08-11 17:37 | by Nikki
Raju was rescued a little over one month ago. After 50 years in chains, he is now learning the joys of being free and is getting the love and care he deserves. Here is a photo journal of some of these highlights.
One of the first things Raju needed was veterinary care to the wounds that covered his body. The wounds on his body were from chains and other torture tools that were used to keep him scared and tame. Many of these wounds had never been allowed to heal and had become chronic. We suspect some of the wounds he had had for several years. Read more »