Endangered Sloth Bear Rescued from a 40-ft Deep Well, Tumakuru, Karnataka

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In a two-hour long risky and dangerous operation carried out by Wildlife SOS, a male sloth bear that had accidentally fallen into a forty feet deep well was rescued. It was released back into the wild after medical treatment and observation. The Wildlife SOS team at the Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Center (BBRC) received a call from the forest officials about a sloth bear that had fallen into a deep well in Tumkur, a few hours’ drive from Bangalore. The well … Read More

Job posting for Asst. Elephant Campaign Manager for Wildlife SOS in Delhi/Mathura

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About Wildlife SOS

WILDLIFE SOS is a conservation non-profit, initially set up with the aim of rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife in distress in India. Credited with ending the barbaric dancing bear trade that had plagued the country and depleted wild sloth bear populations for over 400 years, Wildlife SOS rescued and rehabilitated over 620 sloth bears from the trade and rehabilitated the Kalandar community that depended on the bears for their livelihood.

Today, Wildlife SOS runs multiple active conservation projects … Read More

Post-doctoral Associate (Wildlife SOS and San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research)

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Post-doctoral Associate

Application deadline: September 1, 2015

The Wildlife SOS and San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research seek a Postdoctoral Associate in Reproductive Physiology. Initial funding is for 3 years with the potential of extending up to 2 additional years for up to 5 years total. There is a possibility of a long-term consultancy to conduct and oversee research at Wildlife SOS in India at the conclusion of the Post-doctoral fellowship. The candidate must have a strong commitment … Read More

Wild Leopard Rescued From South Delhi in Major Operation

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In a dramatic seven hour long rescue operation by NGOs Wildlife SOS and Friendicoes SECA with the cooperation of the Delhi Police and the Fire Department, a grievously injured adult leopard was rescued from South Delhi’s chattarpur area.

The wild leopard possibly from the Aravalli hills was spotted leaping onto a high wall of a farm house in Chattarpur DLF farms by a local guard. The leopard in an attempt to scale the 15 foot wall got impaled on the … Read More

Sloth bear cub trapped in snare — Rescued by Wildlife SOS & Karnataka Forest Department

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In the early hours of 3rd December 2012, Wildlife SOS team in Bangalore headed by veterinarian Dr. Arun A Sha received an SOS call from the DFO Tumkur Division, Karnataka Forest Department about a sloth bear trapped in a snare. This was a very unusual case and we had little time to lose. The location was about 2-hours from Bangalore city (about 150 kms) in a village situated in Tumkur division.

The Wildlife SOS team from the Bannerghatta Bear Rescue … Read More

Two Loris rescued from wildlife smugglers in Delhi airport

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Two Loris – small, nocturnal primates endangered by global illegal poaching – were rescued from the Delhi airport on September 9, 2012. They were being smuggled in the underwear of two men!

“Our Wildlife helpline received a call about two loris confiscated by Delhi International Airport CISF security personnel. When the animals reached us, they were quite traumatized from having been stuffed into socks and then strapped to the smuggler’s underpants as he tried to sneak them past customs in … Read More