The Bannerghatta Rehabilitation Centre (BRC), started jointly with the Karnataka Forest Department, is a 7-acre rescue and rehabilitation centre managed by WRRC. BRC has a surgery room, animal kitchen, pre- and post-operative holding areas, reptile enclosures (pits), macaque enclosures, aviaries of different sizes, and housing for the staff who live there. The macaques and the parakeets have swings, tires, climbing scaffolds and other enrichment tools to keep themselves active and engaged. Animals that come to BRC have generally been confiscated from wildlife trade and display, or have been rescued after accidents, or were being kept as pets till better sense prevailed. BRC is on the outskirts of Bangalore, on the Northern edge of Bannerghatta National Park. It is an area frequented by elephants, leopards and wild boars, and home to many small mammals, snakes, and a large number of birds. Because of the presence of wildlife, the centre closes at dusk. At night, the gate is shut and the surrounding electric fence is turned on, partly as protection against curious elephants – and partly to discourage curious strangers from wandering in.
However, recently a wild elephant, exiting from the Bannerghatta Forest has broken our electric fence probably in search of food, as the surrounding habitat is under pressure from the ever expanding metropolis of Bangalore, and the green spaces are getting harder to come by. It is critical for us to have this fence up and running as soon as possible because, many of our animal residents are ill, or young and vulnerable and we need to secure them not only from wild animals , but also from stray people who could access the facility at will in the absence of a boundary fence.We need your help, to repair our electric fence at the earliest. Please do come forward to help us, our baby animals are most at risk , so we have to do this very quickly!
We are a small organisation, under tremendous pressure to keep raising funds for our smallest baby animals to our biggest, our elephants, so any help you can give us to repair the fence, will be invaluable to keeping our centre secure.