From the Field
Thu, 2013-10-24 10:21 | by Nikki
By Steffi Joseph
In a historic rescue effort, over 300 birds were saved from the disaster that Cyclone Phailin caused in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. The disaster relief team was led by two veterinarians, Dr. Sanath and Dr. Yshesh and one wildlife biologist, Mr. Sagar. They provided first aid and veterinary care for hundreds of rescued birds, mainly Asian open bill Storks.
The Wildlife SOS cyclone relief team were first deployed in Andhra Pradesh to save distressed animals trapped in the disasters areas. Read more »
Tue, 2013-10-22 15:59 | by Nikki
Rakhee Sharma has been overseeing the Kalandar rehab program for the past 7 years. Her day starts bright and earlier, usually around 5 AM and she doesn't stop until almost midnight. Find out more about the woman who has helped thousands of Kalandar men, women and children. Read more »
Sun, 2013-10-20 14:13 | by Nikki
Over two years ago, two young moon bears were rescued from the trunk of a Chinar tree. The two orphaned bears were then turned over to Wildlife SOS.
In the hands of our caring staff they were nurtured back to health. They were also named Raja and Zara.
At the rescue center the cubs grew strong by climbing up the logs, playing on the swings and swimming in the ponds. Read more »
Thu, 2013-10-17 22:10 | by Nikki
By Resham Beri
Jaya is a full grown adult female leopard. As a cub she was playful, imaginative and loving and these qualities have remained with her as an adult. Watching her grow up with her sister Jiya has shown us what acrobatic, marvelously dexterous and affectionate animals leopards can be. Read more »
Sun, 2013-10-13 18:54 | by Nikki
Wildlife SOS held a series of events during Wildlife Week that ran from October 2nd through the 8th. One of the most anticipated competitions was that in 'debate.' There were 25 students who took on the challenge of debating "Roles of a students in wildlife conservation."
Their views were intruiging and we were impressed with the thoughtfullness of all the students. Unfortunately, the judges had to choose just a few winners for the day. Here are are few photos from this memorable event. Read more »
Sun, 2013-10-13 11:41 | by Nikki
By Resham Beri and Steffi Joseph
Rajbir Singh is the coordinator of the Wildlife SOS Helpline Unit and has been responsible for saving the lives of several people and animals at the same time. His job is to ensure that the helpline is manned around the clock and to ensure quick reponses to calls based on the urgency of the situation. Read more »
Wed, 2013-10-02 08:55 | by Nikki
By Aaliya Mir
On September 29th, a cycle rally was held in coordination with the National Institute of Technology (NIT) and UNICEF. The theme of the event was Environment and Wildlife: A Green Action. About 300 students and teachers participated in the event.
The Vice Chancellor of Kashmir, University Professor Talat Ahmad, commenced the rally with an inspirational speech about the need for people to peacefully coexist with their environment.
Aaliya Mir, the Education Officer for Wildlife SOS also spoke and urged the participants to make everyday a 'Green Day.' Read more »
Tue, 2013-10-01 14:04 | by Nikki
By Resham Beri
Wildlife SOS's 24 hour animal rescue helpline responded to a distressed call from the Air Force Station in Rajokri, Delhi on their wildlife helpline about a cobra spotted on the premises.
The Wildlife SOS team rushed to the Air Force Station but before our team could get there, one of the air force officers attempted to capture the cobra and got bitten on his right index finger. Thankfully, the officer Sgt Horo did not panic and tied a tourniquet around his finger to stop the venom from spreading throughout his body. Read more »