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Wildlife SOS

Agra Bear Rescue Facility | Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary (Keetham), Agra, India
+91 97 56 205080
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Ranked #2 of 79 Attractions in Agra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Agra Bear Rescue Facility is the worlds largest rescue rehab center for Asiatic Sloth Bear.A home to 240 rescued dancing bear .To ensure you don't... more » Owner description: Agra Bear Rescue Facility is the worlds largest rescue rehab center for Asiatic Sloth Bear.A home to 240 rescued dancing bear .To ensure you don't miss the opportunity to meet them ,book a personalized guided tour for same.The cost is INR 1500/- only (admission fees not inclusive)for a 1 hour tour. Our Elephant Haven is located at distance of 14 KM from bear sanctuary towards Mathura town ,it is a home 7 rescued elephants.Book your guided tour to meet this giant mammals and enjoy a unique experience .60 Min Tour Cost : INR 1500 (inclusive of admission fees). P.S : Guest will receive a donation receipt for amount paid . « less
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Perth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting Agra Bear Rescue Facility to see the rescue sloth bears (also known as black bears) enjoying their new lives. Run by Wildlife S.O.S with assistance from Free the Bears Fund and other wildlife conservation partners, the bears were formerly used by the nomadic and very poor Kalandar people to dance for tourists on the street. Training methods... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I visited the Agra Bear Rescue Facility as part of a group tour organised by World Expeditions. Having visited the bear sanctuary several times before (my organisation supports Wildlife SOS), I was pleased to see how well the bears continue to look in their stunning forested home after their painful former lives as dancing bears on the streets of India.... More

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Montevrain, France
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Having planned to visit the shrine of elephants to meet the famous RAJU and the beautiful LAXMI, I was greeted by Prathamesh that with extreme kindness devoted me three hours to explain the history of each elephant and show how they were woriking. I also assisted in the care of a bull covered of abscesses and wounds and it is... More

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New Delhi
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The tour of the Elephant Sanctuary, followed by the Bear Rescue facility was really great. The stories about the torture which some of the animals have been through, and how they are now being looked after to make them feel normal are really interesting. The close interaction with the elephants was one of the highlights of the trip. The bears... More

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I had the best time of my life by serving those beautiful animals. Lovely place, amazing people and hospitality. I can only recommend to all nature lovers. Please do visit. Thanks Manish Dhingra

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Yokohama, Japan
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I found out about this place just a few days before my trip. And I knew about Raju the crying elephant from a buzzfeed post so when I read in the review that the elephant sanctuary was closed I was a bit sad. But I still wanted to see their great work with the bears so I went anyways and... More

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Tottori, Japan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I misunderstood the email and didn't realize the tour would be cut short because the elephant sanctuary was closed. I could have spent the whole 4 hrs at the bear center it was so interesting! I had no idea about how the bears were treated. Wildlife SOS is doing truly amazing things. I didn't want to leave when it was... More

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Agra, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Its an amazing place. Its a well maintained place. other attractions nearby are the elephant rescue centre and lake for boating. If you are not used to of sweat n heat then do not plan your visit in monsoons. The biggest negative part was... we were charged rs. 1000 as fee to use our camera.

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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

Naha, Japan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It was great to see all the rescued bears doing so well. The organization does wonderful work for wildlife and really makes an effort towards their quality of life. Highly recommend!

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Tottori
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I misunderstood the email and didn't realize the tour would be cut short because the elephant sanctuary was closed. I could have spent the whole 4 hrs at the bear center it was so interesting! I had no idea about how the bears were treated. Wildlife SOS is doing truly amazing things. I didn't want to leave when it was... More

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