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13 ft. crocodile rescue- a photo gallery

By Rajesh Bhavsar

This is a photo gallery of a 13 ft. that was rescued in Gujarat in the early morning hours.  

One of the rescuers climbed to the ceiling to drop a rope down that was used to secure the mouth.   Read more »

An unusual rescue of a snake in Kashmir

By Aaliya Mir

A snake was recently rescued in the foothills of Koh-e-Maran in the old city near a revered shrine called 'Makhdoom Sahib.'  The snake came to the attention of Wildlife SOS after it had appeared in the garden of Mr. Tariq Ahmed Baba on September 25th.  Snakes are not common in that region and therefore its presence created panic which resulted in a few of the residents evacuating their homes.  Read more »

Three young sloth bears seized

By Resham Beri

In a joint Anti-poaching operation by Jharkhand Forest Department, police and Wildlife SOS, three young sloth bears belonging to the NAt community were seized from poachers.  The bears had been illegally brought to India.  Since the bears were seized they have been transferred to our Agra Bear Rescue Facility in Uttar Pradesh which is the largest rehabiliation center in the world for sloth bears. Read more »

Leopard found in poachers snare is returned back into the wild

By Resham Beri

It was an eventful day for Wildlife SOS's Bangalore team after they received a call from the Forest Department of Karnataka about a leopard trapped in a snare in Nelamangala village, 30 kilometers from Bangalore.

The Wildlife SOS team, heade up by Dr. Arun A. Sha, Director, Research and Veterinarian Operations immediately started from the Bannerghata Bear Rescue Facility with his team and reached the location.  When he arrived he found a huge crowd gathered around the trapped leopard, who was obviously traumatized. Read more »

Chanchal's Delhi Belly

By Resham Beri,

Chanchal, one of our rescued elephants  is currently under going treatment for a digestive disorder.   We began to worry about her well being yesterday morning when she was uncharacteristically disinterested in food.    When she continued to reject fruits and other food throughout the day, the concern for her health escalated. Read more »

Laxmi- Two months after her rescue

By Resham Beri

Laxmi, who was rescued by Wildlife in July 2013 from Mumbai, is now well settled in at the Elephant Rescue Center in Mathura,  She is a playful pachyderm and her health is improving.  She absolutely loves food and enjoys eating a variety of fruits.  Apples appear to be her favorite.  She tends to be a little territorial about her food and does not like the other elephants eyeing her food.  This can be a source of conflict between her and Maya and Chanchal. Read more »

Wildlife SOS and Adventure Camp

By Aaliya Mir Read more »

A warm reception from the Army Goodwill Public School

Wildlife SOS recently had the pleasure of speaking at the Army Goodwill Public School which is located in Pahalgam.  The school is happily situated in the foothills and is surrounded by natural beauty.  The students who attend the school come from different parts of the valley. Shabir Mir gave a presentation to the gifted students on the threats to wildlife conservation in the region.  He remarked, "It is great to have students represented from many different areas. When they return to their communities, they can act as ambassadors for wildlife." Read more »

A little about 'Badal'

'Badal' is a fascinating bear who is currently living at the Agra Bear Rescue Center.  He appears to be good friends with JoJo, Madhu, Kajal and Maharani.  The one bear he doesn't seem to be a big fan of is Johny.  Although he isn't a finicky eater and will eat almost all different types of fruits, he will sometimes skip meals when he isn't in mood to eat.  He loves to be by the trees and will find activities to occupy his time that will keep him close to the canopy.  These include looking for termites, playing on swings and taking naps.  Although he loves to play on the swings, he equally enjoys breaking them as well. Read more »

Wildlife SOS speaks at Techvaganza 13

Conserving wildlife requires a lot of the traditional methods of setting aside habitat that has minimal human disturbances as well as ensuring that the habitat is not polluted with toxins that can destroy whole ecosystems. Read more »