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Address: Agra Bear Rescue Facility | Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary (Keetham), Agra, India
Phone Number: +91 97562 05080
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Wildlife SOS - Agra Bear Rescue Facility is a home to 230 rescued dancing...

Wildlife SOS - Agra Bear Rescue Facility is a home to 230 rescued dancing bears.

Forest Department Admission fees: 500/- Foreigner 50/- Indian.(Only 10 minutes tour by security) DOES NOT GO FOR BEARS BUT GOVERNMENT.

Guided Tour - 1500/- per person information & interaction with WSOS staff and guided 90 minutes tour.

Wildlife SOS - Elephant Conservation & Care Centre is a home to 10 rescued circus & begging elephants.

Guided Tour - 1500/- per person information & interaction with WSOS staff and guided 90 minutes tour.

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Close up with sloth bears

I absolutely LOVE animals and read about this place when I was planning a trip to Agra. We had an auto rickshaw drive us there from our. The signage of the place wasn't that great... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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SF, CA
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Mathura, India
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every time I drove on the Agra-Mathura highway, it was at the back of my mind that I wanted to visit the Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary. After finallly making to it, I was disappointed with the behaviour of the staff. In the name of wildlife conservation of elephants and bears, the staff rip off the visitors with insane fees for... More 

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Thank amyvenks
Wildlife_SOS1999, Guest Relations Manager at Wildlife SOS, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Firstly we would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused during you visit to Agra bear facility.The tour which you had a non guided tour which is offered all those visitors who do not book for a guided tour .Information on guided tour is available on Trip Advisor and also our website.To enter inside the bear facility all... More 

Amarillo, Texas
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The animals and the visitors all deserve a much better experience than this . I would not recommend this tour to anyone.

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Thank WhitneyJoMc
Wildlife_SOS1999, Guest Relations Manager at Wildlife SOS, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Firstly we would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused during you visit to Agra bear facility.The tour which you had a non guided tour which is offered all those visitors who do not book for a guided tour .Information on guided tour is available on Trip Advisor and also our website.To enter inside the bear facility all... More 

SF, CA
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I absolutely LOVE animals and read about this place when I was planning a trip to Agra. We had an auto rickshaw drive us there from our. The signage of the place wasn't that great but our driver managed to find it. You pay an admission fee just to enter the park and you can walk along one path just... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to learn more about the sloth bears on our trip to Agra. First, I think this organization is going great work helping to protect the bears but as a sightseeing opportunity it is truly lacking. First, this place is difficult to get to. You need to pay someone to take you pretty far outside of town. Then you... More 

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Thank HoneyDelunatic
Wildlife_SOS1999, Guest Relations Manager at Wildlife SOS, responded to this review

Dear Sir / Madam, Firstly we would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused during you visit to Agra bear facility.Information on guided tour is available on Trip Advisor and also our website.To enter inside the bear facility all our visitors has to go through forest department barrier, the forest department charges all our visitors for their entrance in bears... More 

Atlanta, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you SOS for a wonderful experience. Our student group (12 people) loved interacting with the sloth bears and elephants. They staff is wonderful and the housing comfortable

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Thank rebeccaliebe
Wildlife_SOS1999, Guest Relations Manager at Wildlife SOS, responded to this review

Dear Leapnow group, Greetings from WildlifeSOS! We extend our hearty thanks to your team.It was a pleasure to have you at the Agra Bear Rescue Facility & Elephant Conservation and Care Centre . Thank you for taking the time to visit our project and for posting such a wonderful review . Your involvement and support helps in the upkeep of... More 

West Kilbride, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the highlights of our school trip to India, anyone who is in Agra has to visit the sanctuary, so interesting finding out about the job they've done rescuing dancing bears and visiting the sanctuary and donating will go towards a brilliant cause

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Thank 218andy
Wildlife_SOS1999, Guest Relations Manager at Wildlife SOS, responded to this review

Dear Team, Greetings from WildlifeSOS! It was a pleasure to have you at the Agra Bear Rescue Facility . Thank you for taking the time to visit our project and for posting such a wonderful review . Your involvement and support helps in the upkeep of the bears & elephants and the project. We look forward to your next visit... More 

Amarillo
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a "bear rescue experience". We were told we were supposed to learn about the bears, the efforts to save them, efforts to educate others about them, be in close proximity for interactions with the bears, etc, etc....instead we walked up to a viewing platform where you could see just two bears in the fenced in area. They... More 

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Thank twmmcc
Wildlife_SOS1999, Guest Relations Manager at Wildlife SOS, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Firstly we would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused during you visit to Agra bear facility.The tour which you had a non guided tour which is offered all those visitors who do not book for a guided tour .Information on guided tour is available on Trip Advisor and also our website.To enter inside the bear facility all... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This sanctuary is well worth the visit. It is a amazing success story that has given these bears a new home in a well structured enviroment. Please visit and support a heart lifting place.

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Thank SteveChrisScott
Wildlife_SOS1999, Guest Relations Manager at Wildlife SOS, responded to this review

Dear Steve, Greetings from WildlifeSOS! We thank you very much for your kind word and support.It was a pleasure to have you at the Agra Bear Rescue Facility. Thank you for taking the time to visit our project and for posting such a wonderful review . Your involvement and support helps in the upkeep of the bears & elephants and... More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent two weeks volunteering with Wildlife SOS and its almost impossible to put into words what a profound experience it was for me. I have a huge passion for elephants and animal welfare and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to get close to these magnificent gentle giants whilst finding our more about the amazing work this organisation... More 

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Wildlife_SOS1999, Guest Relations Manager at Wildlife SOS, responded to this review

Dear Sacha, Greetings from WildlifeSOS! We thank you very much for your kind words and support.It was a pleasure to have you at our Elephant Conservation and Care Centre . Thank you for taking the time to visit our project and for posting such a wonderful review . Your involvement and support helps in the upkeep of the bears &... More 

New Haven, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family (Parents, Grandparents, and kids ages 6 and 8) took the full day tour at the Elephant SOS Sanctuary. It was among the best experiences of our 3.5 week trip to India! Helpful staff let us walk with, touch and feed the elephants as they roamed free through fields and trees. We then went to their enclosures where we... More 

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Wildlife_SOS1999, Guest Relations Manager at Wildlife SOS, responded to this review

Dear Family, Greetings from WildlifeSOS! We thank you very much for your kind word and support.It was a pleasure to have you at our Elephant Conservation and Care Centre . Thank you for taking the time to visit our project and for posting such a wonderful review . Your involvement and support helps in the upkeep of the bears &... More 

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