Thu, 2014-02-27 03:25 | by Nikki
Earlier this month, the team of Wildlife SOS recieved a phone call from forest ranger Mr. R K Sharma, that a snake charmer was spotted at the mall road oposite Mughal hotel in Agra city. A snake rescue team of three- Mr Bhushan Kumar, Mr Sakir and Mr Reddy was deployed at the above mentioned location followed by the rescue of a Cobra snake from the snake charmer. The offender was handed over to the Forest Department for further investigation. Read more »
Mon, 2014-01-06 04:31 | by Nikki
By- Suvidha Bhatnagar Read more »
Sat, 2013-12-14 17:37 | by Nikki
By Prathamesh Desai
A couple of days ago, a rat snake that was 6.5 ft. long was rescued from a snake charmer. Baiju Raj, a wildlife biologist with Wildlife SOS who has always had a special affection for reptiles, saw the snake charmer at a local market. 'The charmer' was using the snake to beg for tips. The rat snake was seized and was taken to the Agra Bear Rescue Facility to be evaluated by a veterinarian. 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 »
Sat, 2013-09-28 17:10 | by Nikki
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 »
Sat, 2013-01-12 13:29 | by vinay
Sun, 2012-07-22 23:49 | by Anonymous
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Thu, 2011-12-29 05:18 | by Anonymous
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 »
Thu, 2011-11-03 05:27 | by Anonymous
By Aishuwarya Sudarshan
The first time we heard of ‘Gadauli’ village in Uttar Pradesh, a few hours from the Taj Mahal was when we heard about a giant python having moved in! The entire village was abuzz with news of a python who decided to take up residence in their village! A senior forest officer at Agra had received information that a twelve foot long reptile was in the village and if something was not done very soon, the local villagers who were under the impression that the snake was dangerous, may kill the snake. This was cause for concern! Read more »
Thu, 2011-10-06 01:40 | by Anonymous
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 »
Sat, 2011-01-15 05:11 | by Santosh
Sat, 2011-01-15 04:55 | by Santosh
Wildlife SOS recently organised an awareness and training program in Reptile handling at Delhi’s elite Jawaharlal Nehru University. Read more »
Fri, 2010-11-05 22:05 | by Kate
A 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 »
Tue, 2010-10-12 17:52 | by Kate
Please view the video on the BBC website.
Fri, 2010-10-08 22:44 | by Anonymous
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 »
Tue, 2010-09-28 09:10 | by Anonymous
Mon, 2010-08-30 00:04 | by Santosh
Sat, 2010-04-17 03:04 | by Anonymous
Some of the Wildlife Rescue Units recent snake rescues have been by far the coolest in over a decade of rescues. A Leith’s sand snake rarely sighted before in Delhi was rescued late afternoon by the Wildlife SOS Rescue Unit, from a 25 foot long garden pipe by WSOS volunteer. Read more »
Fri, 2009-10-09 00:00 | by Jon
Monsoon in India hasn't been quite satisfactory. Nevertheless our crawly friends kept the rescuers at Wildlife SOS very busy throughout, materializing from backyards of houses, hospitals, schools and even bedroom closets. The busiest months for the rescue team members, monsoon also gives a wide diversity to the wildlife calls and I doubt anybody who says that Delhi lacks a biodiversity. However snakes topped the chart yet again. Read more »
Fri, 2009-08-07 00:00 | by Jon
The Wildlife S.O.S. Reptile Rescue cell in Delhi is on a roll these days. With the Monsoons flushing out snakes from all hidey holes and leading them to public places and people's homes looking for food and a dry shelter, the Wildlife S.O.S. 24 hour rescue helpline is flooded with "distress calls". In the last week alone Wildlife S.O.S. has come to the aid of two Pythons, one from the middle of posh South Delhi.