04/20/2012 12:41 pm ET

Kartick Satyanarayan: Animal Rescue Champion

Kartick Satyanarayan has devoted his life to protecting animals from harm. The organization that he co-founded, Wildlife SOS, has helped elephants, reptiles, leopards, monkeys and other creatures that have been mistreated. In many cases, the group also carries out the dangerous work of pursuing poachers.
And while all that would be noteworthy alone, Satyanarayan is best known for his leadership in saving the dancing bears of India.

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