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Hyena injured in road accident rescued

The team of Wildlife SOS at Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Centre (MLRC) in Maharashtra received a call for the rescue of a hyena severely injured in a road accident at 5.30pm on January 7th, 2014. The hyena had been hit by a speeding vehicle 15km from the Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Centre. The animal had been left paralyzed and stranded by the accident and was therefore unable to move from the accident spot. 

Our team rushed to the accident spot and rescued the hyena. The hyena was brought to the clinic inside the rescue centre. Read more »

Wild Nilgai Antelope rescued from South Delhi colony and released

A large adult wild Nilgai antelope bull was rescued from the residential area of Netaji Nagar by Wildlife SOS and translocated to the Asola wildlife sanctuary on January 3, 2014.

The rescue operation lasted several hours as the Nilgai was wandering in the residential E Block of Netaji Nagar.

A resident of the colony called up the Wildlife SOS helpline to notify us of the information that a Nilgai had been roaming around in their colony. Rajbir Singh, rescue coordinator with Wildlife SOS, rished to the spot the same afternoon. The operation began at around 2pm. The team from WTI also came a little later and participated in the rescue operation.  Read more »

Tonk, Rajasthan

by Suvidha Bhatnagar

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow." - Helen Keller Read more »

A volunteer's experience

By Kirsty Angus

We first found out about Wildlife SOS through a fellow Australian traveller and then saw a 2 page spread about the organization and the amazing work they were doing in one of our newspapers in Melbourne.

We stayed for 2 weeks which passed incredibly quickly.  From our very first day we felt fully welcome and a part of the friendly team.  A representative from Wildlife SOS picked us up from our hotel in Agra, which was the start of our wonderful experience volunteering at Wildlife SOS. Read more »

Chain-free, finally

By Amanjeet Kaur

Captive elephants in India have a cruel history of being used for begging,  held in temples for 'blessings' or forced to perform in circuses.  Wildlife SOS is trying to improve the situation for these elephants by helping injured and sick elephants that are forced to work in oppressive conditions.  Wildlife SOS currently runs two Elephant Conservation and Care Centers, one in Uttar Pradesh and the other in Haryana.  These centers not only provide elephants with the greatest of care, but they are the first to be 'chain-free rescue centers.  This makes us the first rescue centre in the country to do this.  Read more »

Freed from a snake charmer

By Prathamesh Desai

A couple of days ago, a rat snake that was 6.5 ft. long was rescued from a snake charmer.  Baiju Raj, a wildlife biologist with Wildlife SOS who has always had a special affection for reptiles, saw the snake charmer at a local market.  'The charmer' was using the snake to beg for tips.  The rat snake was seized and was taken to the Agra Bear Rescue Facility to be evaluated by a veterinarian.   Read more »

Meet Rinesh

R    Wildlife SOS is involved with the rescuing and rehabilitating many different species of animals.  What is less known, is that Wildlife SOS has several research projects that are being conducted to increase our understanding of wildlife and help us to figure out better ways to conserve biodiversity.  Rinesh P P is a wildlife biologist who has worked for the organization since May 2012. Read more »

Chanchal- the water baby

By Steffi Joseph

Playful as ever, Chanchal has lived up to her name with her daily antics, winning hearts every day.  Our 17- year old is a water baby and spends much time rolling in the pond.Her name is just enough to bring a grin on the face of our vets and mahouts. Read more »