- Four-year-old Asiatic lion accidentally fell into dry well
- The lion was rescued and released into the Gir forest
- The animal suffered no injuries due to the fall
"Several women from the village last morning saw the lion chasing buffaloes in the farm of one Mayabai Ahir," Ram Kumar More, Range Forest officer (RFO) at Savarkundla, told PTI on Sunday.
"As the women screamed, the lion changed its route and accidentally fell into the well. After getting information, forest officials rushed to the spot and rescued it using a thick rope nearly after four hours," he said.
"Initially, a veterinary team entered the well to find out whether the lion has sustained any injuries. After, it was found that the animal did not suffer any injuries, he was pulled out," the officer said.
According to the officer, the forest officials did not tranquilise the lion for pulling him out from the well.
"The maximum temperature was over 43 degrees Celsius and hence it was not advisable to tranquilise him. After pulling out, the lion was kept under observation for eight hours and then released into the Gir forest last night," he added.
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