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Leopard breaks into Maharashtra school, rescued in four-hour-long operation

A detailed story of the operation was shared on Instagram by Wildlife SOS and has received much applause from netizens.
The image shows the adult male leopard trapped in the school canteen in Maharashtra.(Instagram/@wildlife.sos)
The image shows the adult male leopard trapped in the school canteen in Maharashtra.(Instagram/@wildlife.sos)
Published on Jul 25, 2021 02:32 PM IST
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BySrimoyee Chowdhury

Crocodile with fish hook stuck in mouth rescued in Uttar Pradesh

Officials said members of Wildlife SOS and the Uttar Pradesh forest department personnel rushed to help the crocodile after receiving a call from the regional forest officer.
The croc being released after recovery(Uttar Pradesh Wildlife Department and Wildlife SOS)
The croc being released after recovery(Uttar Pradesh Wildlife Department and Wildlife SOS)
Updated on Nov 14, 2020 10:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agra | ByHT Correspondent

Snake in your backyard? Wildlife rescuers say don’t panic!

Monsoon might be at its fag end, but there’s still at least another month till when there are high chances of you spotting a wild animal or reptile when in Delhi-NCR. Here’s what you ought to do in such a situation.
Wildlife rescuers take a snake back to its natural habitat, after it was spotted in an autorickshaw.
Wildlife rescuers take a snake back to its natural habitat, after it was spotted in an autorickshaw.
Published on Sep 24, 2020 12:25 PM IST
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HIndustan Times | ByMallika Bhagat, New Delhi

Delhi’s ‘last elephant’ Lakshmi completes a year in new home

Lakshmi, who was given a new name – Jasmine – in her new home, commemorated her first rescue anniversary gorging on her favourite fruits.
Delhi’s last elephant, Lakshmi, who hogged the headlines when she went missing last year, completed a year in her new home.(ANI)
Delhi’s last elephant, Lakshmi, who hogged the headlines when she went missing last year, completed a year in her new home.(ANI)
Published on Sep 19, 2020 11:04 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

4-feet-long cobra spotted near Saket metro station in Delhi, rescued later

The snake was safely rescued by Wildlife SOS and relocated to a safe habitat.
A four-feet-long cobra was spotted by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) workers near a gate of Saket Metro Depot.(ANI)
A four-feet-long cobra was spotted by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) workers near a gate of Saket Metro Depot.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 10:48 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

Glossy Ibis collapses due to heat at PM House, rescued and kept under observation

“The bird was given an oral rehydration solution and it is currently under observation,” said WSOS, which rescues and rehabilitates wildlife in distress across India.
The Ibis was rescued by Wildlife SOS team.(Twitter)
The Ibis was rescued by Wildlife SOS team.(Twitter)
Published on May 31, 2020 12:03 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

Injured Greater Flamingo found in South Delhi treated and released in the wild

A resident flock of flamingos was identified at Najafgarh Jheel Wetlands by DBF members.
A 2.5 years old Greater Flamingo was spotted with critical wing injury in South Delhi two weeks ago(Twitter/@WildlifeSOS)
A 2.5 years old Greater Flamingo was spotted with critical wing injury in South Delhi two weeks ago(Twitter/@WildlifeSOS)
Published on May 20, 2020 10:43 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

Rescued circus elephants celebrate five years of freedom

Separated from their families as babies, isolated, neglected, and brutally trained to perform painful tricks, had been the life of these elephants until they were rescued by Wildlife SOS from circus in 2015.
Updated on May 18, 2020 06:44 PM IST
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Giant python, five-foot-long cobra spotted in Agra, rescued

Both the snakes were kept in observation and were later released safely back into the wild.
It took Wildlife SOS 30 minutes to remove the snake from the shoe factory.(Twitter/Wildlife SOS)
It took Wildlife SOS 30 minutes to remove the snake from the shoe factory.(Twitter/Wildlife SOS)
Published on Oct 08, 2019 03:15 PM IST
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Agra | ByIndo Asian News Service

Snake found in additional district government counsel’s almirah

The snake had taken shelter inside a pile of documents kept inside the almirah. The incident was immediately reported to Wildlife SOS on their 24-hour helpline number (+91-9917109666) following which the NGO dispatched a two-member team to carry out the rescue operation.
A juvenile wolf snake was found in an almirah in the chamber of additional district government counsel (civil) at the district and sessions court in Agra on Friday.(Hindustan Times)
A juvenile wolf snake was found in an almirah in the chamber of additional district government counsel (civil) at the district and sessions court in Agra on Friday.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 08:39 PM IST
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Python rescued from car engine in Delhi’s Chattarpur

The owner who left his car overnight in the parking lot was surprised to find an Indian Rock Python curled inside the car’s bonnet.
On Sunday, a Delhi resident was surprised to see an Indian Rock Python curled up next to his car’s engine. In this file picture, a 9 foot and a 7 foot two Indian Rock Python rescued from Mumbai can be seen.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
On Sunday, a Delhi resident was surprised to see an Indian Rock Python curled up next to his car’s engine. In this file picture, a 9 foot and a 7 foot two Indian Rock Python rescued from Mumbai can be seen.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 09:15 PM IST
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Five-foot long python rescued from IGNOU west Delhi campus

While the snake was trapped in the narrow space, the IGNOU staff dialled Wildlife SOS, an NGO involved in wildlife conservation. A two-member team was sent to the campus to rescue the python.
The python was rescued after an hour-long operation.(HT Photo)
The python was rescued after an hour-long operation.(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 27, 2019 09:04 AM IST
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Jackal pup rescued from 40-feet well

The NGO dispatched a three-member team to the location. One of the rescuers climbed down the well with the help of a ladder provided by the fire brigade.
The golden jackal is native to the Indian subcontinent and protected under Schedule II of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.(HT image)
The golden jackal is native to the Indian subcontinent and protected under Schedule II of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 18, 2019 01:51 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Cobra found in Rashtrapati Bhavan’s security room

Security personnel posted at Rashtrapati Bhavan spotted a three-foot cobra inside the security cabin and called a NGO that specialises in rescuing wild animals. A rapid response unit of Wildlife SOS rescued the snake.
Security personnel posted at Rashtrapati Bhavan spotted a three-foot cobra inside the security cabin and called a NGO that specialises in rescuing wild animals(HT Photo)
Security personnel posted at Rashtrapati Bhavan spotted a three-foot cobra inside the security cabin and called a NGO that specialises in rescuing wild animals(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 10:43 PM IST
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Panel to be formed to discuss mercy killing of ailing elephant at Corbett Reserve

The panel will include veterinary officers from the state forest department, Wildlife Institute of India, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Pant Nagar, among others.
Fifty-five year old Lakshmi at Corbett Tiger Reserve. has been suffering from an infection on its feet, apart from ailing from old-age related health issues.(HT PHoto)
Fifty-five year old Lakshmi at Corbett Tiger Reserve. has been suffering from an infection on its feet, apart from ailing from old-age related health issues.(HT PHoto)
Updated on Jun 17, 2019 03:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuprana Roy

8-month-old paralysed leopard cub back on her feet, released in the wild

She was then taken to Wildlife SOS’ Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Centre (MLRC) in Junnar for treatment. Last week, she was released back in her natural habitat by Igatpuri forest officials and the MLRC team.
Deshmukh and his team began treatment through massage therapy and medication for the nerve damage.(HT Photo)
Deshmukh and his team began treatment through massage therapy and medication for the nerve damage.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2019 06:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Helping Delhi’s fauna keep the cool in summer

As the mercury hovers above the 40 degree Celsius-mark, just like humans, they, too, reel under the adverse effects of the intense heat in Delhi — a city said to have the highest bird population in the world after Nairobi.
Every summer, 70-year-old Prakash Dikshit — a resident of Mayur Vihar-I — follows a strict morning routine: immediately after waking up, he fills up the earthen bowls kept on the window panes and the balcony of his third-floor apartment.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Every summer, 70-year-old Prakash Dikshit — a resident of Mayur Vihar-I — follows a strict morning routine: immediately after waking up, he fills up the earthen bowls kept on the window panes and the balcony of his third-floor apartment.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 26, 2019 02:47 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByJoydeep Thakur & Vatsala Shrangi

Kite stuck in manjha rescued in Janpath

The bird was struggling to free itself from the manjha when it was spotted by security guards posted at the residence of a government official. They called Wildlife SOS, a non-profit conservation organisation, to help the bird.
A black kite, an urban raptor, got trapped in manjha (glass-coated string used to fly kites) in Central Delhi’s Janpath area and had to be rescued on Tuesday afternoon. (Representative Image)(AFP)
A black kite, an urban raptor, got trapped in manjha (glass-coated string used to fly kites) in Central Delhi’s Janpath area and had to be rescued on Tuesday afternoon. (Representative Image)(AFP)
Published on Mar 28, 2019 12:53 AM IST
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3-year-old leopard gets stuck in chicken cage in Pune village, rescued

Otur village residents say the wild cat was trying to prey on chickens inside the coop placed in the backyard of one of the houses near a sugarcane field
The leopard entered the cage to feed on chickens, said villagers.(HT)
The leopard entered the cage to feed on chickens, said villagers.(HT)
Updated on Dec 20, 2018 10:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Two cobras rescued in Delhi, to be released in the wild

A five-foot-long cobra was rescued from the Delhi Race Course premises and another from the basement of a factory in Bawana Industrial Area late on Tuesday evening.
The snake skin at Bawana.(Wildlife SOS)
The snake skin at Bawana.(Wildlife SOS)
Updated on Aug 23, 2018 08:00 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Cobra, krait, python: Sharp increase in Delhi’s encounters with snakes

Experts said that it is mainly because of the rampant construction and destruction of the city’s green patches that snakes and other animals are losing their habitats and entering human habitats.
A python rescued by Wildlife SOS. An increasing number of snakes have been spotted in houses and residential complexes in Delhi in the last few years before they could be captured.(HT File Photo)
A python rescued by Wildlife SOS. An increasing number of snakes have been spotted in houses and residential complexes in Delhi in the last few years before they could be captured.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2018 12:25 PM IST
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Want to know how to ‘handle’ snakes? Just leave them alone

There have been more than a dozen snake sightings in Gurugram over the past week. It is important to remember that the reptiles are just out to seek food and shelter, and not to bite you.
Morning walkers spotted a four-foot-long blackheaded royal snake at the Leisure Valley Park in Sector 29, Gurugram, on July 10, 2018, wildlife officials said.(HT Photo)
Morning walkers spotted a four-foot-long blackheaded royal snake at the Leisure Valley Park in Sector 29, Gurugram, on July 10, 2018, wildlife officials said.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 17, 2018 02:11 PM IST
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ByPrerna Singh Bindra

Endangered sloth bear that was smuggled into Nepal brought back to India

The 19-year-old bear, Rangila, will be transported to a bear rescue facility in Agra.
The sloth bear Rangila.(Photo courtesy: Wildlife SOS)
The sloth bear Rangila.(Photo courtesy: Wildlife SOS)
Updated on Jul 11, 2018 04:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai
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