Forest officials rescued a 7-year-old leopard that had fallen into a 50-feet-deep well.
Forest officials rescued a seven-year-old leopard that had fallen into a 50-feet-deep well in the west-central Indian state of Maharashtra. Residents of the Pimpalgaon Rotha village heard panicked roars echoing from deep within the open well. Seeing that the leopard was drowning in the waist-deep water, they alerted officials who turned to a wildlife SOS team for help. Officials claim that India’s total leopard population is around 13,000 and that they need protected forest areas to thrive.