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Wildlife SOS

Working tirelessly to protect & save India's wildlife. Our mission: - Conservation and protection of wild populations and habitat - Rescue of injured and displaced wildlife, & care for captive populations inc elephants, bears & leopards - Research to better protect and care for wildlife - Address alternative livelihoods for communities who have traditionally relied upon wildlife exploitation to survive

www.wildlifesos.org

Charity

Registered charity no. 1126511

Member since November 2020

Latest News

Polly the geriatric Sloth Bear ...

Polly the geriatric Sloth Bear  ...

Over eighteen years old, and Polly hardly looks it.

The geriatric bear has known a very different life at the Agra Bear Rescue Facility for over twelve years than the one she was used to as a ‘dancing bear’ in West Bengal. Being forced to dance at the whims of her cruel owner and constantly subjected to abuse and neglect, Polly’s condition was tear-jerking.

Now, her days involve lazing on the hammock, frantic sessions of digging mud pits and delicious meals consisting of hot porridge, eggs and dates. Although age hasn’t been able to slow down Polly, she receives geriatric care customised for her physical condition and varying needs.

Read all about our 'Bear of the Month' here: https://wildlifesos.org/chronological-news/bear-of-the-month-polly/

Wishing you a happy Diwali from Team Wildlife SOS!

Wishing you a happy Diwali from Team Wildlife SOS!

Wishing you a happy Diwali from Team Wildlife SOS!

As we welcome another year amidst family and new beginnings, we would like to restate the importance of celebrating a safe, sound and clean Diwali. Refrain from using fireworks as they may hurt those that surround you, animals and humans alike.

The bright lights and sounds emitted by these fire-crackers, that delight us so much, can distress animals whose sense of sight and hearing is much more sensitive than ours. The crackers produce pungent smoke that has a suffocating effect which can affect birds too. As an animal rescue charity, we would like to reiterate the necessity of abstaining from indulging in this practice.

This year, and every year, choose a method of celebration that will ensure the peace and safety of all those around you!

Karma - a begging elephant who had only known neglect and apathy until her recent rescue by our team.

Karma - a begging elephant who had only known neglect and apathy until her recent rescue by our team.

As the world woke up to the news of the highly contagious pandemic spreading around the globe, we at Wildlife SOS, were working around the clock to orchestrate a rescue. We wanted to give Karma, a begging elephant who had only known neglect and apathy till then, a new life.

Though the operation was riddled with challenges, perseverance paid off! Today, Karma happily munches on fresh green fodder in the midst of her herd consisting of Holly, Kalpana and Zara.

Her favourite activity is indulging in mud baths, content to be in quiet company with her friends. She also has a daily, undisturbed 'me time' session. The gentle giant has quite happily settled in our Field of Dreams and we are absolutely delighted to observe her come into her own with time, space and plenty of love and comfort.