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Meet Vava Suresh

Suresh, popularly known as Vava Suresh (born 1974), is an Indian wildlife conservationist and a snake expert. He is known for his missions for saving snakes straying into human inhabited areas in Kerala, India. He is believed to have captured and rescued more than 30,000 straying snakes. He has been bitten 300 times by venomous snakes and bitten more than 3000 times by all types of snakes. He has been on ventilator thrice and six times in ICU, mainly because he doesn’t use any type of safety equipments. He is widely known for his conservation activities like rescue and release of endangered species of snakes, preservation of collected eggs till hatching periods and creating awareness among people about snakes and their behavior. He releases his reptile collections into natural habitats at regular intervals of time. His efforts to capture poisonous snakes from human populated areas and to educate the people about snakes and their behavior is widely acknowledged.

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