The leopard growled at its lifeline, looked at it and hesitated before finally resigning itself to the fact it was the only way out. The leopard leaped into the trapping cage and, with the help of local villagers, was pulled up out of the well in what was a three-hour rescue mission.
“The entire exercise had to be quickly executed with painstaking care,” Kartick Satyanarayan, co-founder of Wildlife SOS, said in a statement.
Deshmukh identified the leopard as a 3-year-old female.
Story: Drowning leopard trapped in 60-foot well took the only way out; video
By David Strege