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Wildlife SOS

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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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Description: 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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An inspirational place doing great work for Bears and Elephants

We visited both areas, the bears and the elephants. The bears are located within the bird sanctuary controlled by the Forest commission, so there is a charge to get in here, prior... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Nicola0210
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We visited both areas, the bears and the elephants. The bears are located within the bird sanctuary controlled by the Forest commission, so there is a charge to get in here, prior to reaching the bears, but this is outside of the charities control. We had a private tour of the bears and of the elephants, the work they are... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited on 26th of February whilst staying in Agra. We booked to go to both sanctuaries, and hired a driver for the day from Agra which was 2000 rupees(cheap considering time and distance). The Bear sanctuary is located near Kheetham lake just off NH2 and the bird reserve is called soor sarovar (not Bharatpur/Keoladeo Np like some drivers may... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We recently spent a couple of hours at the Wildlife SOS facility. We only say the sloth bears because the tour was 2 hours long and we did not have time to see the elephants as well. The facility is great and they do a wonderful job. The only criticism I have is that the tour could have been shorter... More 

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

Hello, Greetings from Wildlife SOS ! 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 the bears & elephants and the project.... More 

South Wales U.K.
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34 reviews 34 reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Visited this project on February 23rd with my wife and son who is very interested in this idea of animal rescue. We were given a tour by such a knowledgeable guide called Prathamesh and he had such a passion for his work it was a pleasure to see. The bears at the sanctuary have all been rescued from a life... More 

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

Hello, Greetings from Wildlife SOS ! 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 the bears & elephants and the project.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The bird sanctuary is actually the most interesting bit as you get to see quite a lot of animals, mainly birds on the banks of the lake. The actual bear rescue center was interesting but somehow a bit of a let down. There's a lot of posters to give you information about the bears and other spieces foudn in that... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have had an amazing experience, staff are all so friendly and can not do enough for you, it is like being apart of one big family. Food was excellent! They also have an elephant conservation centre down the road where you can feed, walk and muck out the elephants- this is a must if you are visiting!! I would... More 

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

Hello, Greetings from Wildlife SOS ! 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 the bears & elephants and the project.... More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I volunteered at Wildlife SOS during the month of February. The weather was perfect, not too hot. The first week I spent with the Bears, cleaning our their pens, making porridge, chopping fruit and laying out the feeding trays. I also helped to make structures and enrichments. The second week I spent mainly with the elephants which are on a... More 

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

Hello, Greetings from Wildlife SOS ! 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 the bears & elephants and the project.... More 

Nuodeng
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I left the Wildlife SOS park with pretty mixed feelings. On the one hand, one can hardly find fault with the great work they’re doing and ought to understand the financial pressures they must face; if you’re content to just consider your ticket money a donation to a worthy cause, there’s not much to complain about. On the other, for... More 

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Jodhpur, India
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I was the General Manager of The TajView Hotel Agra, & I came across Karthik,one of the main organisers of this facility with his team members.This was the year 2001-2005. I remember keeping the vaccines in our hotel fridge at the HR office for the Bears,so whenever required they could be administered at the Sanctuary.This was a facility from the... More 

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

Hello, Greetings from Wildlife SOS ! 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 the bears & elephants and the project.... More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The bear rescue is set in the country near a lake that is part of the property and great for birding. The rescue center is new and perhaps larger groups have a better experience. We paid an entrance fee and walked maybe 75 feet on an elevated walk until it dead ended. In the distance we could see a bear.... More 

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

Dear Sir , Greetings from Wildlife SOS The Agra Bear Rescue Facility is located inside the Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary ,the forest department charges a separate fees for its admission.For International guest it is INR 500 for Indians it is INR 50 .Their is a separate fees for camera and vehicles also . The above charges charged to our guest... More 

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