With the support of ropes and a cage, a lion was rescued after it fell into a 20-foot deep well on Monday in Gujarat’s Junagadh, an official from the forest department said. The incident occurred in Mangrol taluka in Khodada village and the animal may have fallen into the near-dry farm well, which does not have a parapet wall while pursuing prey, said PD Chudasama, the forest official.
Chudasama said, “The four-hour long rescue operation involved tying a rope around the lion and then pulling and guiding it to the cage we had lowered into the 20-foot deep well. It has been shifted to an animal care center,”
Outside Khodada village, a considerable distance from Gir Sanctuary, a pride of lions has settled for some time now, added the official.