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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 »

A Man Who Will Go to the ends of the Earth to help wildlife

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Notorious Tiger Poacher Nabbed

Tiger
In a daring operation involving several vehicles and a daylight chase
and ambush through the streets of Delhi NCR Gurgoan area, notorious poacher BHEEMA BAWARIA was arrested red handed with a tiger skin, tiger bones (an entire skeleton), two live turtles and ivory.   This was a joint operation conducted by NGO Wildlife SOS, NTCA, Haryana Forest Department, CBI, WCCB and Haryana Police. Read more »

Christmas Surprise! Cobra On a Bike!

By Aishuwarya Sudarshan 

What would stop you from getting home to a warm couch on a chilly winter evening?? Perhaps a four foot cobra sitting on your bike!!!

Our Christmas Surprise was a call that came from the Delhi Metro Rail Depot when an employee jumped off his bike after hearing a hiss from the engine. Mr. Shekar, an employee of the Delhi Metro Rail Cooperation was about to jump on his bike and get to his warm home after a long work day, when he heard a hiss from his bike. He wondered what in the world that sound could be and bent down to check where the sound had come from. He screamed and moved away from his bike when he saw a spectacled Cobra coiled up on his engine, warming itself! Read more »

Reptile Smugglers at Delhi Airport!

By Aishuwarya Sudarshan

Imagine being bound and gagged with your arms folded behind your back and your feet duct taped tight ! This is how we found Rango at the Delhi International Airport when security cameras spotted a strange movement at the departure terminal! Airport officers were gob smacked to find a long green creature struggling to breathe and contacted our rescue team.

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Giant Reptilian visitor paralyses South Delhi's Nelson Mandela Marg

By Aishuwarya Sudarshan

One breezy October morning saw hundreds of people gather on Nelson Mandela Road.They were witnessing a first of its kind! A seven foot python snake was spotted on a tree.

Frantic calls started pouring into the Wildlife SOS Helpline all explaining how the python was on a compound wall. 

The Wildlife SOS Helpline team led by Harshad Solanki along with other team members reached the spot where the large snake was seen on a compound wall at Nelson Mandela road, opposite a famous mall in Delhi. The WSOS team climbed the high wall to try and rescue the snake. The presence of hundreds of people frightened the snake which immediately proceeded to rapidly climb a tall tree next to the wall. Read more »

Drowning porpucine rescued from 18 meter deep well

porcupineTo spot a porcupine in Delhi's vanishing forests is a rare sight, but to spot a swimming porcupine is even rarer! Read more »

Wildlife SOS rescues rare Small Indian Civet from Jamia University.

 A rescue call from the Jamia Islamia university led the Wildlife SOS Rescue Team to a rarely found Small Indian Civet. Reported from one of the IT department rooms in Jamia Islamia university, it was sitting inside a cavity above the parapet inside the room and had been spotted numerous times.  Read more »

Jackal rescued from being lynched in the Capital!

 A morning call on the WSOS helpline – a Jackal chased by a crowd in the Sangam Vihar area of the city had managed to elude his chasers and was hiding behind a shop. The shopkeeper, Mohd. Haneef, a kind man informed the police helpline who in turn diverted the call to Wildlife SOS. The caller said that the animal was struggling to keep standing on its feet and was drowsy, maybe owing to the gashing wound on the head that was bleeding profusely. Read more »

A successful Anti-poaching in the Delhi border results in the arrest of 4 poachers and recovery of 15 deadly jaw traps and wild animal carcasses

Ambush on the Delhi Border

In a joint Anti operation carried out by Wildlife SOS with Haryana Forest Dept and Haryana Police based on intelligence intercepted by Wildlife SOS, it was shocking to learn that wildlife poaching was rampant in the border areas of Delhi.

An ambush operation was arranged and the team had an all night vigil which we hoped would yield results.
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Python rescued from DND flyover

Python rescued from DND flyover

Reptiles hibernate in winter as we all know but contrary to beliefs Reptiles also like to come out occasionally and sun themselves in the mild winter sun.
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Reptile Conservation Program at JNU

Reptile handling at Delhi’s elite Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityWildlife SOS recently organised an awareness and training program in Reptile handling at Delhi’s elite Jawaharlal Nehru University.  Read more »

Giant python rescued from Delhi airport

Python at airportA large eight foot python was spotted at the Delhi international Airport and the Wildlife SOS rapid response team was called in to help deal with the giant reptile. Read more »

Two cobras rescued from CWG village

Two cobras rescued from CWG 2010 gates no 1 and 2 . A call was received at the Wildlife SOS CWG Helpline at 21:10 Hrs from the CWG control room and the Wildlife SOS team reached the location in about 20 minutes. Read more »

Cobra Snake rescued from Commonwealth Games Tennis stadium



OS rescued a four foot long adult Cobra from inside the Commonwealth Games venue - the RK Khanna Tennis Stadium. According to Harshad - Wildlife  SOS Rescue Team Member, "The SOS call about the snake was received through the Police Control Room at around 2 pm and a rescue team was desptached immediately to Gate No 12 of the stadium. A police constable spotted the cobra going into a sewer. Our team reached there at 2:40 pm and rescued the snake." Read more »

Wildlife SOS helps a blind Elephant to his feet.

Blind elephant survives after being hit by truckWildlife S.O.S’s love affair with elephants seems to be growing each day. Barely a few months after rescuing the beautiful and gentle Champa from a long life of hardship and misery, the WSOS rescue team came to the help of another pachyderm in dire need. Read more »

Bhopal Diary: Education Program

Kalandar Education ProgramIn the year 2006, the Kalandar Education Program took off in Bhopal as part of the Kalandar Rehabilitation Program. Although no stone was left unturned in trying to convince the Kalandars to send their children to school, only one application form was received by the Kalandar Rehabilitation officer Prerna Sharma. Four years later in 2010, 101 Kalandar children in Bhopal are seeking the help of Wildlife S.O.S. Read more »

While it rains in Delhi, it is raining Kraits at Wildlife S.O.S.!

Common Krait (Bungarus caeruleus)

With the incessant spell of rains that Delhi is enjoying, it is not surprising that the Wildlife S.O.S. rescue helpline has not stopped buzzing, as the reptile community is coming over ground in search of food and shelter. One such call led to the rescue of a Common Krait, one of the deadly four reptiles found in Delhi, in the up market Saket area of South Delhi.
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