Lion falls into Guj well, saved with ropes, cage after 4 hours

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Junagadh, Dec 21 (PTI) A lion was rescued with the help of ropes and a cage after it fell into a 20-foot deep well in Gujarat's Junagadh on Monday, a forest department official said.

The incident happened in Khodada village in Mangrol taluka and the animal may have fallen into the almost-dry farm well, which does not have a parapet wall, while chasing prey, said forest official PD Chudasama.

'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 centre,' Chudasama said.

A pride of lions has settled outside Khodada village, a considerable distance from Gir Sanctuary, for some time now, the official added. PTI COR PJT PD BNM BNM