A Big Cat’s Big Rescue at Ranthambore National Park

The tiger was found by villagers at the bottom of a well. 

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In a surprising series of events, a tiger was found at the bottom of an over 90-foot deep well near Ranthambore National Park. The people who spotted the animal called for help immediately.

Assessing the tiger’s state, the rescuers had little hope that it could be brought out alive. The animal was stuck at the bottom and in obvious distress, as it was completely drenched in muck.


Locals crowed around the well and looked on as the rescue team deliberated upon what further action needed to be taken. According to Sanjeev Kumar, who is the Assistant Conservator of Forest, the rescue team arrived within half an hour of the notice and immediately began the rescue operation.

Because the well was more than 90 feet deep, it was a problem for anyone to climb down into the well. 
Sanjeev Kumar, Assistant Conservator of Forest

Kumar added that two men were lowered into the well on a cot, following which they wrapped a net around the animal so that it could be pulled up by the helpers standing at the top. The tiger was then dragged to safety.

The tiger was put inside a metal cage and taken for further treatment to the national Park. Meanwhile, how exactly the tiger fell inside the well remains a mystery.

Video Editor: Sandeep Suman

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