Video of sloth bears being rescued from a well in Maharashtra wins internet!

Updated: May 22, 2020, 15:19 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

A viral video of the incident which is being widely circulated online shows one of the sloth bears climbing the ladder

A screengrab of the video posted by Susanta Nanda on Twitter
A screengrab of the video posted by Susanta Nanda on Twitter

In a dramatic incident, two sloth bears were rescued from a well in Maharashtra after a four-hour operation. A viral video of the incident which is being widely circulated online shows one of the sloth bears climbing the ladder.

According to PTI, the incident happened on Monday when the bears had fallen into a well in Salekasa range of Gondia district and were rescued by a team of forest officials. One of the officials who were a part of the rescue operation was quoted as saying, "It took us four hours to rescue the two sloth bears. The crowd that had gathered was also creating hindrances. The two animals were released in the wild."

Forest officer Susanta Nanda posted the video of the incident on Twitter on Wednesday morning that earned him praises from his followers in which he thanked his fellow forest officers, calling them, “frontline green warriors”. “Amidst the two gloomy news of Corona & Amphan we are navigating here, this cheered my heart. Officials and staff from Salekasa Range, Gondia, Maharashtra rescued two bears that had fallen in wells,” the caption read.

The video received more than 19,900 views on Twitter with over 1,300 likes and was retweeted 229 times. Users commenting on the video lauded the efforts by the forest officers for rescuing the bears and releasing them into the wild, while some urged authorities to closed such wells as they may pose danger to animals and human beings alike.

What do you think of the video?

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates.

Mid-Day is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@middayinfomedialtd) and stay updated with the latest news

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK