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Wildlife SOS ,Agra, (India)

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OVERVIEW

Wildlife SOS was established in 1995 by a small group of individuals inspired to start a movement and make a lasting change to protect and conserve India’s natural heritage, forests and wildlife wealth. Focusing on creating sustainable livelihood measures, the movement makes elaborate efforts to protect the depleting environment. We also work on various projects targeted at environment and biodiversity conservation, as well as, reducing our carbon footprint. Most known for rescuing more than 600 ‘Dancing Bears,’ & to protect the Asiatic Black Bear, sometimes known as the Moon Bear. From habitat protection to anti-poaching work, they work hard to protect bears across the country. The best time to visit the monument is in winter. Winter provides an excellent climate, which suits sightseeing.

Address:

Agra bears rescue facility is located inside Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Keegan, Agra. If you are driving from Delhi, the bear rescue facility is 16 km before Agra and 12 km before Sikandra Fort on the main Delhi-Agra road.

Visit Duration:

2to3 hours, Famous For History Buffs Photo Fanatics

Open and Closing Time

The center is open 7 days a week during daylight hour’s sunrise to sunset.

General Information

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Near By Attraction

Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary Tomb of Mariam Zamani Sarv Multiplex

Transportation

If you are driving from Delhi, the bear rescue facility is 16 km before Agra and 12 km before Sikandra Fort on the main Delhi-Agra road. Look for two engineering colleges on your left about 15 km after Mathura toll gate. Within one km after crossing the Anand Engineering College (on your left), you will see a yellow gate on your left, which is the entrance to Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary.

Application Availability Which Saves Some Money

Zomato, Swiggy Uber, Ola

Interesting facts about Wildlife SOS

If I were to chronicle each of my experiences with the animals, the descriptions would spiral into a gushing rhapsody. I spent two days at Wildlife SOS’s bear and elephant centers, in a beautiful jungle, in the company of people who firmly believe in the peaceful cohabitation of humans and animals. It is a wonderful fact, it has been so successful that Wildlife SOS, whilst still caring for the bear, has now set up a new rehabilitation center, 10 km away for rescued elephants.  Wildlife SOS also runs India's only Elephant Hospital at the Elephant Conservation & Care Center, home to over 20 rescued elephants ; a 15 min drive from the bear sanctuary. Headed out the same way as Sikandra is Wildlife SOS or the dancing bear rescue sanctuary (travel to Delhi from Agra on the old road and you first come across Wildlife SOS and then Sikandra; visiting from Agra itself, it’s in reverse). Typically, volunteers go on sunrise and sunset walks with the elephants, help prepare the animals’ meals and bathe them. They also build hammocks for the bears and help distribute their food. The volunteer’s duties can be modified based on individual interests. For example, zoology students or aspiring vets can also help with medical services.

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