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Conservation

A helping hand

In the Mumbai metropolitan area and its surroundings, the Resqink Association for Wildlife Welfare had its hands full during the lockdown, rescuing more than 750 animals—reptiles, birds and mammals—between January and June this year.

 

A flamingo with an injured leg enjoying the sunshine at the Resqink rehab centre in Mumbai.
A flamingo with an injured leg enjoying the sunshine at the Resqink rehab centre in Mumbai.Photo: Photograph: Courtesy of RAWW
1/21
An owl that was treated for cataracts.
An owl that was treated for cataracts.Photo: Photograph: Courtesy of RAWW
2/21
Pawan Sharma with a crocodile that was rescued from an urban drain in Thane.
Pawan Sharma with a crocodile that was rescued from an urban drain in Thane.Photo: Photograph: Courtesy of RAWW
3/21
The RAWW team nets the area around the crocodile before they move in to pick it up for treatment.
The RAWW team nets the area around the crocodile before they move in to pick it up for treatment.Photo: Photograph: Courtesy of RAWW
4/21
Baby parakeets rescued from being trafficked.
Baby parakeets rescued from being trafficked.Photo: Photograph: Courtesy of Resqink
5/21
Parakeet fledglings that fell off a 12th floor ledge in Mumbai.
Parakeet fledglings that fell off a 12th floor ledge in Mumbai.Photo: Photograph: Courtesy of RAWW
6/21
Hand-reared baby parakeets.
Hand-reared baby parakeets.Photo: Ritu Sharma Kurketi
7/21
Newborn squirrels that lost their mother.
Newborn squirrels that lost their mother.Photo: Photograph: Courtesy of RAWW
8/21
Two of them after a few weeks of hand-rearing at RAWW.
Two of them after a few weeks of hand-rearing at RAWW.Photo: Photograph: Courtesy of RAWW
9/21
A spotted deer that jumped on the cement sheet roof of a house and fell into the kitchen.
A spotted deer that jumped on the cement sheet roof of a house and fell into the kitchen.Photo: Photograph: Courtesy of RAWW
10/21
Macaque babies that were hand-reared after their mothers were found dead.
Macaque babies that were hand-reared after their mothers were found dead.Photo: Photograph: Courtesy of RAWW
11/21
A langur that suffered an electric shock in a Mumbai suburb was rescued and treated.
A langur that suffered an electric shock in a Mumbai suburb was rescued and treated.Photo: Photograph: Courtesy of RAWW
12/21
Kites that were battered and injured by the cyclonic winds of Tauktae were treated and released by RAWW.
Kites that were battered and injured by the cyclonic winds of Tauktae were treated and released by RAWW.Photo: Photograph: Courtesy of RAWW
13/21
RAWW received a call about this macaque, which was found unconscious. She had just delivered a baby.
RAWW received a call about this macaque, which was found unconscious. She had just delivered a baby.Photo: Photograph: Courtesy of RAWW
14/21
A black-headed ibis with an injured wing. The migratory bird was affected by cyclone Tauktae.
A black-headed ibis with an injured wing. The migratory bird was affected by cyclone Tauktae.Photo: Photograph: Courtesy of RAWW
15/21
An adult macaque that was overfed by people with inappropriate food undergoes surgery.
An adult macaque that was overfed by people with inappropriate food undergoes surgery.Photo: Photograph: Courtesy of RAWW
16/21
A golden jackal that had fallen inside a well undergoing treatment.
A golden jackal that had fallen inside a well undergoing treatment.Photo: Ritu Sharma Kukreti
17/21
Dr Rina Devi with an Amur falcon that was blown off course by cyclone Tauktae.
Dr Rina Devi with an Amur falcon that was blown off course by cyclone Tauktae.Photo: Photograph: Courtesy of RAWW
18/21
A viper with maggots near its head is put in a sheath prior to veterinary treatment.
A viper with maggots near its head is put in a sheath prior to veterinary treatment.Photo: Photograph: Courtesy of RAWW
19/21
The RAWW team is trained to go into inhospitable locations for wildlife rescue. Here, a team member enters a drain for a reptile rescue.
The RAWW team is trained to go into inhospitable locations for wildlife rescue. Here, a team member enters a drain for a reptile rescue.Photo: Photograph: Courtesy of RAWW
20/21
Rescues require immense patience to be successful like the rescue of this injured peahen that flew up into a building in Thane after being chased by dogs. It was some hours before it could be caught and taken for treatment.
Rescues require immense patience to be successful like the rescue of this injured peahen that flew up into a building in Thane after being chased by dogs. It was some hours before it could be caught and taken for treatment.Photo: Photograph: Courtesy of RAWW
21/21