MEET SOME OF THE SUPER SNIFFERS


India’s superhero sniffer dogs have been sniffing out poachers and illegal wildlife crime since 2008! India has 12 trained sniffer dogs deployed in the field, attached to the forest departments of Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand. Another 14 dogs currently under training will soon join the wildlife sniffer dog force.

Here are some of our courageous canines!

JIMMY

Jimmy, a sniffer dog trained under TRAFFIC’s programme, has helped bust at least 25 wildlife poaching and smuggling cases - nabbing poachers, detecting and seizing star tortoises, skins and bones of tigers and leopards, detecting sambar meat, birds and other wildlife contraband.

Jimmy was even was awarded a Certificate of Merit by the Governor of Madhya Pradesh in 2013!

Handlers: Kailash Charar and Chandra Bhusan Tiwari


BREED
German Shepherd

AGE
6 years

GENDER
Female

HEIGHT
26 inches

LENGTH
30 inches

WEIGHT
29 kg

RAJA

In September 2010, seven villagers in Buldhana district killed a leopard and hid its body parts. They were arrested on strong suspicions, but there was no evidence against them and they denied the crime.

So Raja, the sniffer dog deployed at Bhrampuri Wildlife Division, Maharashtra was called in to sniff some of the leopard body parts left behind in the forest.

Raja was able to positively identify the seven accused and also discover the hidden leopard parts that had put in a plastic bag and thrown in the pond!

Handlers: M A Ansari and Pravin Kumar


BREED
German Shepherd

AGE
6.5 years

GENDER
Male

HEIGHT
28 inches

LENGTH
31 inches

WEIGHT
34 kg

TRACEY

In January 2012, Tracey helped recover two elephant tusks, weighing over 32 kg from the forests of Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary in Jharkhand! On reaching the spot where the elephant had died two days earlier, forest officials discovered that the tusks were missing and immediately launched a search. When they had no success, Tracey was called in from the Betla Tiger Reserve. She searched the area extensively and led the team to the spot where the tusks were hidden.

Handlers: Rampada Ruhidas and Rajdeep Ram

Unfortunately Tracey succumbed to illness in February 2015. She was truly a super sniffer leaving behind a series of achievements.


BREED
German Shepherd

AGE
6 years

GENDER
Female

HEIGHT
24 inches

LENGTH
28 inches

WEIGHT
31 kg

JACKIE

Jackie, another sniffer dog trained under TRAFFIC’s training programme, helped nab two poachers in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh in October 2010.

Also recovered from the two poachers were several traps for catching wild animals and six live Grey Francolins. The seizure helped prevent a major poaching incident in this region!

Handlers: Padam Singh Rajput and Shivram Uikey


BREED
German Shepherd

AGE
6 years

GENDER
Female

HEIGHT
27 inches

LENGTH
32 inches

WEIGHT
33 kg


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Help us out with purchase costs, training fees, mess charges, uniforms, dog accessories, field kits, medicines, honorarium for dog handlers and other expenses in the sniffer dog programme.


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