Kartick Satyanarayan

How we rescued the "dancing bears"

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Traditionally, the Kalandar community of India has survived by capturing sloth bear cubs and training them to "dance" through extreme cruelty. Kartick Satyanarayan has been able to put an end to this centuries-old practice, and in so doing discovered a lesson of wider significance: make the practitioners part of the solution.

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Kartick Satyanarayan · Wildlife conservationist

Kartick Satyanarayan works tirelessly to save India’s wild animals from illegal captivity and poaching — most notably rescuing hundreds of “dancing” bears.

Kartick Satyanarayan works tirelessly to save India’s wild animals from illegal captivity and poaching — most notably rescuing hundreds of “dancing” bears.