Pune 22nd Sept 2023: In a heartwarming rescue effort led by the Forest Department and the RESQ Charitable Trust, a three-month-old leopard cub that had fallen into a well in a village near Pune was successfully rescued after four hours of rescue operation. The leopard cub was then safely reunited with its mother.
The timely intervention was initiated upon receiving vital information from Assistant Forest Conservator Ashutosh Shende, who swiftly coordinated the rescue operation. The rescue team carefully lifted the leopard cub out of the well, where it had been trapped and it was subsequently examined by veterinarian Dr. Purva, ensuring its well-being.
Due to the leopard cub’s robust condition, a decision was made to release it back into its natural habitat. In the vicinity of where the cub was discovered, it was gently placed within a cage during the late evening hours. Remote cameras were deployed to monitor both the cub and the cage’s entrance for further safety. Rescue personnel remained vigilant in the vicinity to ensure the well-being of the leopard cub.
In a heartening turn of events, the mother approached and the cub was reunited. Upon their reunion, the rescue team watched as both mother and cub left the field together, bringing the mission to a joyful close.