Elephant Tails Podcast

Elephant Tails Podcast

Welcome to the Elephant Tails Podcast from Wildlife SOS, where we bring you the intimate stories and behind-the-scenes perspectives with the people working to save India’s wildlife. To learn more about Wildlife SOS, visit wildlifesos.org... Show More

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January 25, 2021 12 min

Kuber is a sociable sloth bear who was rescued from poachers when he was only 2 months old. He is now living at the  Wildlife SOS Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Centre in Bangalore, India.

In this episode of Elephant Tails,  Sandhi Priya, Manager of Corporate and Philanthropic Partnership chats about Kuber with Dr. Arun A Sha, Director of Veterinary Research and Operations. They discuss Kuber's fun personality, Wildlife SOS's anti...

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In this episode, Manager for Public Relations and Events, Shirina Sawhney sits down with Wildlife SOS CEO and co-founder Kartick Satyanarayan to discuss the challenges of rescuing and caring for male elephants. Bulls are strong, solitary, and go into musth annually. They can be extremely challenging to rescue and care for day-to-day.

After dozens and dozens of rescues by our experienced teams, every life-saving sortie presents its o...

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Interested in volunteering with Wildlife SOS in India? In this episode we chat with Education and Conservation Officer Shivam Rai about what to expect when you volunteer to care for bears and elephants at one of our conservation centres. Shivam has spent five years connecting with volunteers, answering their questions, and working with volunteers and visitors.  

Learn more about visiting or volunteering with Wildlife SOS at wildlife...

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In this episode, Manager for Public Relations and Events, Shirina Sawhney sits down with Wildlife SOS CEO and co-founder Kartick Satyanarayan to discuss the challenges of rescuing an elephant. After dozens and dozens of rescues by our experienced teams, every life-saving sortie presents its own unique challenges. Wildlife SOS teams often face hostile mobs, organized crime, tragically abused animals, and long and difficult journeys ...

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Strong international wildlife laws are critical to cracking down on poaching and protecting endangered species. We've all seen the caches of seized elephant tusks or rhino horns, but what happens when live animals are intercepted while being transported by black markets? 

This is a story of a large group of Indian star tortoises seized in Singapore and repatriated to their native home on the Deccan Plateau in India.

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Executive Director Nikki Sharp sits down with Assistant Campaign Officer Mahima Sharma to chat about the rescue of an amazingly elephant named Bella. In her short time with Wildlife SOS, Bella stole the hearts of so many of us with her courage and strength. Mahima was on-site as part of the rescue team for the challenging rescue of the severely neglected elephant.

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In this episode, guest host Rachel Hinman sits down with Wildlife SOS co-founder Kartick Satyanarayan to discuss some of the challenges the organization has faced and overcome throughout the years, while working to protect and preserve India’s sloth bears, elephants, and many more. Rachel had recently participated in the volunteer program at the Wildlife SOS at the Elephant Conservation and Care Centre.

This interview was originally...

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In this episode of Elephant Tails, Executive Director Nikki Sharp sits down with co-founder Geeta Seshamani in our offices in Delhi to chat about Friendicoes SECA, the sister organization of Wildlife SOS dedicated to caring for community animals. This interview gives amazing insight into the unique and compassionate way Indian communities care for the animals in their cities.

Geeta is an acting Senior Wildlife Conservationist and an...

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Executive Director Nikki Sharp sits down with Director of Conservation Projects, Baiju Raj at our Agra Bear Rescue Facility to chat about his childhood love of reptiles, and how that love grew to compel him to help all wildlife.

Baiju Raj has been handling snakes and other wild animals since the age of 2. He is known at Wildlife SOS as the man who would go to the ends of the earth to save wildlife. 

Baiju began working with Wildlife ...

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Wildlife SOS USA Director of Marketing and Communications, Dana Wilson chats with Thomas Sharp about research into wild sloth bear populations and learns more about bears.

Tom is a Director of Conservation and Research for Wildlife SOS specializing in sloth bears, Asian elephants and leopards in India. With 25 years of experience studying wildlife around the globe, Tom has worked with many species from turtles, snakes and crocodiles...

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Welcome to the Elephant Tails Podcast from Wildlife SOS, where we bring you the intimate stories and behind-the-scenes perspectives with the people working to save India’s wildlife.

In Episode 2, Wildlife SOS communications ace Suvidha Bhatnagar chats with one of our most senior veterinary officers, Dr. Yaduraj Khadpekar about the challenging rescue of everyone's favorite little elephant, Laxmi. Laxmi was a badly overweight and ...

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Welcome to the Elephant Tails Podcast from Wildlife SOS, where we bring you the intimate stories and behind-the-scenes perspectives with the people working to save India’s wildlife.

In Episode 1 we chat with Geeta Seshamani about how Wildlife SOS first got started. Geeta is an acting Senior Wildlife Conservationist and animal rights activist. For over three decades, her life has been centered on the profound belief that man can coex...

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