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For World Elephant Day

Go Toe Grey!

“Toe Grey” challenges animal lovers worldwide to paint toenails grey and share on social media to raise awareness for endangered elephants on World Elephant Day, August 12.

 

Donate to give an elephant a pedicure
Join other elephant lovers in the fun!

“How can I participate?”

Paint your toes grey

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Share with #toegrey

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threats to

Elephants in the Wild

habitat loss

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poaching for ivory and skin

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conflict with humans

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poaching wild babies for captivity

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#FridayFacts about the Lesser Florican!

🕊️ The bird is endemic to the Indian subcontinent.
🕊️ It inhabits open grasslands, scrublands, and agricultural fields.
🕊️ Males are smaller and more flashy than females, with black, feathery ribbons on their head.
🕊️ To attract females, males leap 2-3 metres high, even up to 600 times a day.
🕊️ Their population has dwindled to only about 730 mature individuals due to numerous anthropogenic threats.

#lesserflorican #florican #bird #wildbird #birds #infographic #information #facts #illustration #illustrator #wildlife #wildlifesos #wildlifesosindia #indianbird #indianwildlife #wildindia #rescue #birdrescue #animals #animalrescue
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Each rescued elephant at Wildlife SOS brings with them their own share of burdened memories, lack of basic necessities, and bodies riddled with painful injuries. An elephant’s memory is applauded for their ability to never forget but how does one escape memories of sheer abuse and neglect?

Our team puts their best foot forward in enveloping them with new ones – those full of companionship, love, care, and healing. Such has been the journey of one of the youngest elephants under our care, Zara. Recently, she celebrated her second rescue anniversary with us with a day of riverside walks, pampering, and delicious treats!

Rescued from a harsh life of begging, Zara arrived at the Elephant Hospital in 2020, during the pandemic. She has become an integral part of the Wildlife SOS family ever since. We hope to provide Zara with a lifetime of care and love!

#elephant #elephants #saveelephants #savewildlife #wildlife #wildlifesos #wildlifesosindia #saveanimals #rescue #rescueversary #wildlifeconservation #conservation #asianelephant #indianwildlife #wildindia #indiananimals #rescuedanimal #endangered #wildlifeplanet
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This World Snake Day, join Wildlife SOS and @bnhsdelhi to learn more about the reptiles!

Attend a talk on Indian snakes, followed by a nature walk in Asolla Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary. The number of entries is limited, so kindly register to join!

Date: 16th July 2022
Time: 8:00 AM
Venue: Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary
Sanctuary Entry Fee: INR 10/- (Adults) and INR 5/- (Minor) per head
Vehicle Entry Fee: INR 5/- (LMV) and INR 10/- (SUV) per vehicle
Any Camera/Recording gear Fee: INR 10/- per unit
PLEASE NOTE: Payment to be done by cash only on the ticket counter at Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary.

Please note: A dress code for the WALK is to wear dull colored clothes, adorn a sun cap if required, wear proper field shoes, carry a water bottle and your essential medicines and a note pad to go down important things you learn on the walk. Kindly follow COVID guidelines.

Find the form for registration at the link in our bio!
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Within the first 24 hours of an elephant rescue, we like to welcome them to their new home with a special banquet.

If you are wondering what Rosie is thinking, we believe the look on her face says it all! Welcome to your new home Rosie!

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Dr. Ilayraja talks about Rosie's first checkup

Rosie is only 39 years old, but she likely spent most of that time begging on the streets. She probably spent most of her days walking from place to place, chained when she was not working, and without proper care, nourishment or medical treatment.

The spiked chains have caused chronic infected wounds on Rosie's ankles. Being tightly bound has led to problems with her joints on her rear legs, and her foot pads are damaged and infected. She even has nails, bolts, glass and possibly other debris embedded in her feet. We will know more in the coming weeks as she becomes more accustomed to her new home and receives extensive medical evaluations and treatment.

Sadly, these are all typical injuries we see with "begging elephants" who walk the streets day and night to make a buck for their cruel and abusive owners.

#elephantrescue #elephantcare #elephants #elephant #rosie #wildanimals #elephantlove #animalrescue #conservation #wildlifesosindia #wildlife #wildlifesos #wildindia #saveelephants #saveanimals #savetheplanet #freedom #healing #healthupdate #health
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Rosie's journey to freedom!

Was an elephant created by Mother Nature to be restricted by men and do their bidding? This was the question that came into our mind when we saw Rosie bound in spiked chains. Probably she was asking for the chains to be removed from all her legs, and that’s what we did.

Bidding adieu to her past life where she was used for begging and in wedding processions, Rosie undertook a strenuous journey to reach the Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital Campus. We are filled with a calmness as she slowly takes her first steps out of the ambulance and walks toward the Elephant Hospital.

Our team at EHC is prepared to welcome her, to make her feel at home, and allow her to settle in with ease. We want Rosie to relish this moment of freedom and the future that lies ahead of her which means doing things of her own free will. Rosie will now be resting before our veterinary team can start a thorough medical examination.

We genuinely thank all those who were beside Rosie during this tough time and supported us in successfully bringing her to the Elephant Hospital.

#elephantrescue #elephantcare #elephants #elephant #rosie #wildanimals #elephantlove #animalrescue #conservation #wildlifesosindia #wildlife #wildlifesos #wildindia #saveelephants #saveanimals #savetheplanet #freedom
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Caption this picture!

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Open wells have served the humankind since the Indus Valley civilisation for domestic as well as irrigation purposes. This age-old practice of digging wells has quenched the thirst of numerous parched cities across India. However, they often bring with them some tragic news for the wildlife inhabiting the area.

In a heartbreaking incident, a nightly foraging routine took a turn for the worse when a Striped Hyena fell into one such uncovered well in Maharashtra. The villagers were alarmed by distressed calls of the animal and immediately informed the Forest Department. Wildlife SOS was called for assistance to carefully extricate the Hyena from the 30-feet-deep well.

The teams safely lowered a trap cage and after a few attempts, the Hyena successfully entered it. Once the cage was carefully lifted out, our veterinary officers conducted a detailed on-site examination in order to ensure the well-being of the animal. Deemed fit, our teams released the Hyena back into the neighbouring forest, away from human habitation.

Time and again, open wells have posed a threat to wild animals. You can help by signing a petition to cover the wells of Maharashtra. Link in our bio!
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threats to

Captive Elephants

Elephant rides

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working in temples or entertainment

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Chronic foot problems

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blindness, arthritis and untreated injuries

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