Drowning leopard jumps into wooden cage during rescue operation in India

Wildlife SOS and Forest Department officials successfully rescued a four-year-old leopard from drowning in a well in western India.

The rescue happened on July 14 in Fakte village near Shirur in the state of Maharashtra.

Footage shows the leopard struggling to climb out of the well as rescue officials lower a cage to proceed with the rescue.

The feline is seen jumping from a wooden plank into the cage which officials pull out of the well by using ropes.

The leopard was then rushed to Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Center for treatment.