This week we're talking about the very recent attack that occurred June 5th, 2022: Mukesh and Gudiya Rai were walking through the Panna National Park Forest in New Delhi, India, when they were killed in what's been deemed a very rare attack by a Sloth Bear.
For more information on how to safely live/recreate around sloth bears, visit BearBiology.org and there's a great Youtube video by @bearbiology titled Living with Sloth Bears, available in both English and Hindi.
And here is the link to learn more about the Corbett Foundation.
NatGeo: How to make peace with the world's deadliest bear
Study: Sloth Bear Attack Behavior and a Behavioral Approach to Safety by Sharp et al.
Study: Sloth Bear Attacks: Regional Differences and Safety Messaging by Sharp et al.
Study: Challenges of Large Carnivore Conservation: Sloth Bear Attacks in Sri Lanka by Ratnayeke et al.
Do you like hearing animal attack stories? Do you like True Crime podcasts but hate the feeling of helplessness after listening? The Get Out Alive podcast gives you that True Crime feel, but provides actual tips on how to avoid being attacked yourself.
Host Ashley has a degree in Wildlife Biology and has dipped her toe in many aspects of wildlife biology so far, but especially human-wildlife conflict. Her co-host and best friend/fellow wildlife lover Nick is just along for the ride.
This podcast was born out of Ashley's frustration when handling phone calls from people who were afraid of wild animals and just wanted to kill them. The goal of the podcast is to be honest about the dangers some animal pose, but also be clear that attacks are not nearly as common as we think. Sometimes the show is able to have survivors of attacks or experts on species on the podcast to provide more insight.