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Meet Lenzolita (Lino)

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Meet Kanmani

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Released bear thrives in his new home

By Resham Beri

Remember the radio collared sloth bear that was rescued by Wildlife SOS and released back in Suhelwa Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh?  Well, we call him SB01 for purpose of our record keeping and research.  Here's an update on what SB01 has been up to for the past few months. 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 »

A sloth bear is radio collared and then released back into the wild

By Resham Beri

New Delhi, 4 July 2013:  In a first of its kind, the Uttarh Pradesh Forest Department facilitated the release of a sloth bear in the Suhelwa Wildlife Sanctuary in Eastern Uttarh Pradesh. Read more »

A wild sloth bear rescued near Agra

By Jordan Carlton Schaul and Vinay Datla Read more »

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

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Barefoot soldiers conserving the bear habitat

By Samad Kottur

In 2006, Wildlife SOS intiated a project that would conserve bear habitat in the area of karnataka near Ramdurga. This unique habitat was chosen because of its value to protecting sloth bears. It is ideal because the rocky boulders and a scrub jungle that spreads on undulating hill ranges provide shelter and food for the bears.  Read more »

Sloth bear cub trapped in a snare, rescued and released.

 In the early hours of 3rd December 2012, Wildlife SOS team in Bangalore headed by Dr Arun A Sha received an SOS call from the DFO Tumkur Read more »

Bear Cubs and Bicycles!

By Aishuwarya Sudarshan 

Dawn broke in a remote part of rural Karnataka; It was a cold morning. A vegetable vendor left his home, near village Basarihalli in district Tumkur about 150 kilometers from Bangalore. It was six am and he was cycling to the vegetable market in Nandihalli where he would get a good price for the vegetables he grew in his fields. The track he is cycling on snakes through a vast forest and in some parts it becomes very dense. It was not uncommon for villagers in these parts to spot a deer, leopards, bears and other animals crossing paths with them on this track.  Read more »

Bear Brothers Shifted to BBRC for Treatment and Medical Care

Two sloth bear brothers lived for several years in a small dark room. Thousands of pairs of eyes stared at them for years at a zoo about 300 kilometers from Bangalore.

Their home was a damp concrete floor, cracked from years of use. They were shy bears that normally lived in forests with caves but their feet were raw and sore from walking on concrete for years. They had not seen sunlight in ages.
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Joint Anti poaching Operation with Bihar Police & Forest Dept results in rescue of seven bears including five bear cubs – three traders arrested

Rescue of seven bears

In a successful joint anti poaching operation Wildlife SOS rescued five endangered sloth bear cubs and two sub-adult bears from the Banka district of Bihar in the wee hours of morning on Friday. Three traders trying to sell the wild animals were also arrested.
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Wildlife SOS “bear family” has a new member.

Wildlife SOS recently received one more "dancing bear" at the Agra Bear Rescue Centre. The bear named “Moksha” meaning “eternal freedom of the soul” was one of the few bears that had been smuggled out of the country by his owner to avoid surrender to or confiscation by the Indian authorities. But after almost a year of hiding in a foreign country and avoiding returning to his family in India, the owner ultimately decided to return to India with the intention of surrendering his animal. Read more »

Baby bears rescued from poachers reach Agra Bear Sanctuary

Baby bears rescued
Four sloth bear cubs rescued from poachers just as they were about to be smuggled out of India are lucky to have escaped a terrible future. If not rescued, they may have possibly ended up as a bowl of bear bile soup in a south east asian restaurant or as Dancing Bears at the end of a rope on a dusty highway, destined to live a life of misery and pain!
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Press Release: Animal rescue coalition saves another eight dancing bears from suffering in Nepal

dancing bear

They tried to run, but they couldn't hide. Eight more dancing bears have been rescued after they were found in Nepal; their owners hiding from authorities.


'One World' art exhibition benefits wildlife

Wildlife SOS in partnership with PFA, India organized a unique art exhibition, "One World" Art collection Wildlife SOS in partnership with PFA, India organized a unique art exhibition recently. The "One World" Art collection showcased art created by rescued sloth bears along with artists (like Gopi Gajwani, Surender, Naresh Kapuria, etc) who worked on the canvasses to create unparalleled work of art. Read more »

We bid a tearful farewell to HUGO

Hugo BearWe are all mourning the loss of Hugo Bear - one of our most beloved bears at the Agra Bear Sanctuary who passed away on August 7th.  He will be sorely missed by everyone as he was quite a character and probably one of the most photographed bears of Wildlife S.O.S. Visitors loved him and friends and donors gushed over him.
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