Sat, 2013-09-14 20:36 | by Nikki
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 »
Tue, 2013-09-10 07:22 | by Nikki
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 »
Sun, 2012-10-21 15:38 | by Nikki
This is part 2 of the interview with Dr. Yaduraj.
5.) Tell us about a typical day for you. Read more »
Thu, 2012-10-18 10:43 | by Nikki
Working with elephants is a dream that many people have. But what is it really like to work with an animal that can weigh more than five tons or 5,000 kg? We bring you our 4th interview in a series that we are doing on the people who make the work of Wildlife SOS possible. This one is with Dr. Yaduraj, who is the Senior Wildlife Veterinary Officer, for Wildlife SOS. He is well known for his magic touch, patience and compassion that he employs when working with rescued animals. Read more »
Fri, 2012-09-28 09:59 | by Nikki
By Tamara Dormer
Sometimes we look to others for inspiration and other times it shows up when we least expect it. We met our muse on the scorching tarmac on a very hot summer day on the Delhi Agra Highway in 1998. Champa, a beautiful Asian elephant, clearly needed our help. Meeting her all those years ago planted the seed that we needed to do something to help elephants in similar situations across India. Read more »
From shackles to Sugarcane: Lakshmi's Journey to the Wildlife SOS Elephant Rescue Center in Mathura.Wed, 2012-08-29 01:48 | by Anonymous
By Aishuwarya Sudarshan
Lakshmi, in Hindu mythology, is the goddess of wealth. In India she is treated with respect and considered lucky for a house. Unfortunately, Lakshmi the elephant wasn’t lucky. She had spent more than 30 years of her life doing hard labor and being underfed.
Sun, 2011-10-09 20:07 | by Kate
"Following years of horrific cruelty, elephant Bhola is happy again – thanks to help from British vets. The five-tonne bull was regularly whipped and beaten with an iron rod by his owners. It left him sightless – blind in one eye, with a cataract in the
Sun, 2011-10-09 19:34 | by Kate
Bhola the 45 year old male elephant came in with more injuries than some soldiers returning from battle. Hit by a truck, it was several months before he could recover from injuries to the trunk, spine, back and shoulders. Read more »
Sun, 2011-10-09 19:13 | by Kate
“Champa” - The word means a sanguine, brilliantly fragrant flower. Not so off the mark for the gentle elephant, Champa.
Champa spent her entire life, one of slavery, working even with tumours on her legs, internal injuries and as an object to be utilized for tourism, so her owner could be rich! When we rescued Champa, we wanted not to ‘own’ her, but to give her a childhood back. Read more »
Fri, 2011-04-29 21:59 | by Kate
It's hard to believe, but it has been a year since Champa arrived at Elephant Haven. Before being taken in by Wildlife SOS, Champa spent far too many years as a working elephant, and we are so pleased to be able to provide her with a comfortable retirement.
Here are a few details about Champa's new life, as told by Baiju Raj from Wildlife SOS: Read more »
Thu, 2011-02-10 13:44 | by Anonymous
Last summer, Wildlife SOS’ ever vigilant informers at last spotted Bijli, a female elephant we had been tracking since 2009. She had been hit by a speeding vehicle while on the highway and her hind leg had set very badly leaving her with a permanent limp. A small sized gentle girl, Bijli had lived a harrowing life, changing owners frequently, malnutritioned, scrawny and defeated by life’s injustices. Read more »
Fri, 2010-11-05 20:20 | by Kate
Tue, 2010-09-28 07:03 | by Anonymous
Wildlife 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 »