Wildlife SOS

The Agra Bear Rescue Facility is the world’s largest bear rescue facility, home to over 200 Sloth Bears rescued from horrific lives as dancing bears, or from poaching and situations of man-animal conflict.

You can enjoy a personal guided experience at the Agra Bear Rescue Facility after booking one of the following slots;

9:00 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 01:00 pm
02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

For more information about the charges and to schedule your visit, please drop an email to visit@wildlifesos.org or call +91-9690011826. To visit the official website of Wildlife SOS log on www.wildlifesos.org

A 2-hour "short visit" gives you an insight and personal exposure to the world of sloth bears. The visit includes:

  • Meet the team and get a guided tour of the facility.
  • Watch a documentary about the rescue of India’s dancing bears and a discussion with our experts on the challenges of bear conservation in India.
  • Meet our bears; Get a chance to experience their unique world as they play, forage for their feed, climb trees and dig in the ground and interact with our bear keepers.

Please note that the ticket purchased at the entry gates of the Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary within which our facility is located is not inclusive of the visit charges of Wildlife-SOS Agra Bear Rescue Facility.

About - Agra Bear Rescue Facility

The Agra Bear Rescue Facility is the largest Sloth Bear Rescue Facility in the world. Established in 1999 by Wildlife SOS in collaboration with the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department, it currently houses approx. 200 sloth bears as well as many other species of wildlife in large forested enclosures with ponds and shady trees.

In Agra each rescued bear undergoes a 90-day quarantine period during which he or she is given a complete health checkup and treated for any diseases, wounds and parasites. The bear is vaccinated against Rabies, Leptospirosis and infectious canine hepatitis. After the quarantine period, the bears have access to large socialization enclosures where the behavior & personality of each bear is closely monitored by the Wildlife SOS vets & staff. The enclosures ensure bears interact with each other. Based on each bear’s personality, he/she is matched to a group and then moved to a larger free-range area. Wildlife SOS has full-time wildlife veterinary doctors and a dedicated team of bear keepers to care for the rescued bears. The bear hospital is equipped with a laboratory in addition to essential equipment like X-ray, Ultrasound, Dental suite, Operation Theater and other equipment needed to meet any bear care need that may arise. A special cub weaning area of the bear sanctuary is dedicated to foster baby bears rescued from poachers as the cubs require a lot of careful attention during the early months.

The Agra Bear Rescue Facility runs with the long term commitment of our international partners IAR-UK, FTB-Australia, One Voice, France. We are extremely grateful to our individual donors and supporters.


For more information, visit the official website: www.wildlifesos.org