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Young Jackal Rescued From Faridabad.

By Shruti

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. Read more »

An 'Aww' Moment- Leopard Mother and Cub reunited after rescue

By Shruti
On November 10 2014 at 4pm, Wildlife SOS received a call from Mr. S.N Bansode, a forest officer of the Narayangaon Forest Department, Maharashtra. A local farmer, Mr. Kambale, had come across a 3 month old male leopard cub in his sugarcane field and immediately alerted the Forest Department. Read more »

Meet Jagat

Jagat Bahadur is the Senior Accounts officer for Wildlife SOS.  He has been with the organization for over 10 years and has been an incredible member of our team.  We would be lost without him. Recently we caught up with him to ask him about his role with the organization.

What is your favorite part about working with Wildlife SOS?  

I enjoy using my skills to help animals.  As a child I grew up with animals, my father worked for an organization called Friendicoes SECA.  This organization worked to help companion animals.  I think helping animals is just part of who I am and will always be.

What do you do with Wildlife SOS?   Read more »

Wildlife SOS organised a Charity Art Exhibition at the Lalit Intercontinental Hotel

By Shruti Prabhala

Wildlife SOS, in association with Art Junction, organized an art exhibition from 13th-31st December 2014 at Art Junction, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi. An effort by the Delhi based non-profit organization to raise awareness about India’s wildlife through breathtaking series of paintings of artistic excellence, it met with a splendid response from the public.   Read more »

Ending the year by saving Leopards- Rescued and Released by Wildlife SOS

by- Pia Sharma

In a very eventful week the Wildlife SOS team from Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Center, Maharashtra has helped rescue and rehabilitate two Leopards. Coincidentally both Leopards were rescued from wells, in separate parts of Maharashtra. Read more »

3 Year Old Sloth Bear Rescued from Sira by Wildlife SOS

by-Shruti Prabhala

Tumkur, a district in the state of Karnataka, South India, is home to many endangered sloth bears. On 28th December 2014, Mr. Amarnath, District Conservator of Forests, came across a horrifying sight –a female sloth bear was struggling in a poacher’s snare on a private farm in Sira, Tumkur Division. As she frantically tried to free herself from the excruciating pain, Mr. Amarnath quickly alerted the Wildlife SOS Rescue team at the Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Centre.  He realised, in her fear and anxiety the young female bear was worsening her situation. Read more »

Shower of Affection- An emotional Christmas for Wildlife SOS

by- Suvidha Bhatnagar

Wildlife SOS witnessed a beautiful Christmas when children with special needs visited Elephant Conservation and Care Center, Mathura. Dr Kirti Joshi, a pediatric physiotherapist in coordination with Wildlife SOS brought  some of her young patients along with their family to show the rescued elephants under care of wildlife SOS. 


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Raju's health status 6 months after rescue

It has been almost 6 months since you made it possible for us to rescue Raju. We wanted to give you an update on how he is doing.  

Many of the dozens of wounds that were covering his body have healed. He still has a large one on his front leg that has not completely healed, but has closed about 50%.  

Three Large Python Snakes Rescued In Last One Week In The Capital

by- Suvidha Bhatnagar

The sighting of a giant python at the DND Flyover brought traffic there to a halt. There was mayhem after the unusually large reptile was spotted on the bridge. The Wildlife SOS 24 hour rescue helpline 9871963535 was flooded with "distress calls" this week. In this week alone, Wildlife SOS came to the aid of three giant Pythons ranging between 8 to 12 feet. In the most recent incident on December 17th, a python was spotted on the DND flyover. The well-trained team from the Wildlife SOS, managed to restrain the giant snake, which weighed close to 23 kg. Read more »

Raju to Remain Free!

RajuWhen Raju was rescued in July, 2014, his story caught fire and was covered by major news outlets around the world. After 50 years of brutality, and as many as 27 "owners", Raju was finally free. 

But then, just a few short months later, the man from whom we had taken Raju, Mr. Shahid, filed court papers in an attempt to get him back. We were determined to never let that happen. The public agreed, and hundreds of thousands of people signed a petition requesting that he stay safe with us at Wildlife SOS.

Now, we are thrilled to report that Raju will remain free! After multiple postponements, Raju's case was finally heard earlier this week, and the judge ruled in our favor. Read more »