Two male leopards clashed on March 8 in a fierce battle for territory near a sugar cane plantation in the village of Bhatkalwadi, in the Indian state of Maharashtra, which ended with a rescue operation to save the life of both of them.
As a result of the fight, the cats fell into a pit about 15 meters deep. After hearing the roars of the animals, the locals called the conservation organization Wildlife SOS.
When the rescuers arrived at the site, the leopards, estimated to be between 7 and 8 years old, had already stopped fighting and were sitting side by side against a wall of the well.
To remove them, the experts lowered a cage with which they managed to raise the animals one by one. The rescue operation lasted approximately three hours, attracting great interest among the villagers.
“Both are exhausted and in severe shock due to the ordeal and will be kept under observation for a few days until they are considered fit for release,” said Ajay Deshmukh, chief veterinarian at the center where the cats were taken.