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Wildlife SOS jumps to the rescue as floods hit helpless animals in NCR 

Among the many creatures rescued by Wildlife SOS during the floods were hundreds of snakes included the venomous cobra

The incessant rains resulting in flooding of the National Capital Region has unleashed havoc on local wildlife, leaving hundreds of hapless animals stranded and vulnerable. With the natural calamity rendering these animals helpless, Wildlife SOS and its sister organization Friendicoes swung into action to save them.

While Wildlife SOS rescued 150 animals, Friendicoes helped more than 1,000 animals in distress.

These animals living in Delhi and adjoining areas were forced to leave their natural habitats due to flooding and take refuge in urban areas. Concerned citizens seeing the plight of these beings called up the 24×7 emergency rescue helpline of Wildlife SOS (+91 9871963535). The NGO’s Rapid Response Unit facing great risks saved animals from floodwaters, treetops, rooftops, and even basements. Among the animals saved were 100 reptiles, including the Indian Cobra, Common Indian wolf snake, Black-headed royal snake, Indian rat snake, Checkered keelback, and Bengal monitor lizard.

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A baby pigeon which was badly affected by the incessant rain was saved by the rescue team of the NGO

Besides this, more than 42 birds including mynas, green pigeons, parakeets, and doves were also rescued while seven mammals like nilgai, squirrels, and Rhesus macaques were also saved.

Many of the rescued creatures are still under observation in the NGO and will be released when the situation becomes normal.

The Delhi-based NGO, Friendicoes, rescued 1,000 animals including over 500 dogs, 70 goats, 400 cows, while simultaneously providing treatment and rehabilitation to these animals.

Making an appeal to the people, Kartick Satyanarayan, CEO of Wildlife SOS, said: “Among the 40 snake species found in Delhi, only the common cobra and common krait are venomous, while the rest are non-venomous and pose no threat to humans. It is crucial for the public to remain calm and refrain from disturbing snakes when they come across them. Snakes typically only bite when they feel threatened, cornered, or accidentally stepped on. If assistance or rescue is required, individuals can contact the Wildlife SOS Hotline for help.”

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A hapless cow affected by the floods, being revived by the rescue unit