Rescued sloth bear steps out of cage for freedom

A wild sloth bear was released back into the wild after getting caught wandering around a village in southern India.

Footage shows the moment the bear makes a mad rush to freedom after stepping out of a cage.

Residents of Kaikatti village called on forest officials after seeing a sloth bear walking around in the streets.

Forest officials rushed to the village and managed to capture the bear on March 23. The bear was later release in a forest nearby.