India known for her rich culture and traditions worship thousands of Gods including various forms of animals. It clearly shows how our ancestors understood the importance of coexisting & balancing with various beings. Today, However we have failed to protect these beings. All our great belief, circle around the so called modern religion and its rituals, which were never ment to be.
One such animal is the Sloth bear which has been horribly exploited and abused. These bears are poached for body parts, which are illegally exported. Further, bear cubs are poached from the wild for use in the dancing bear trade within India.
Its time for us to re-learn our rich culture, understand them & learn to coexist with various living beings.
Wildlife SOS, is an organization who has sworn to protect these traumatized bears and provide them a natural habitat. If you love animals you can visit their centers to actually see how the bears are protected, away from their humans who use to exploit them. http://www.wildlifesos.org/
Help animals. Support for good cause.
Location: Wildlife SOS Bear Rescue Center, Sur Sarovar Bird Santuary, keetam, Agra, India
Focal Length: 26mm
Exposure: 1/5000 sec, F2.8, ISO 3200
Camera: Sony A99
Lens: Sony 70-200mm F2.8G
Accessories: Sony HVL-F60M Flash Video Light with Kirk Flash X-Tender