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Two male leopards rescued from well in Junnar

PIMPRI CHINCHWAD: Two full-grown male leopards had been rescued from a smartly in Pimpalwandi village in Junnar taluka early on Friday.

The rescue at Bhatkalwadi area of Pimpalwandi village is four.5km from Alephata. It is the primary a hit rescue of 2 leopards from a smartly in a decade, woodland officers said.

Range woodland officer (RFO) of Ottur range Bapu Yewale said, “They had been two full-grown male leopards so we believe that throughout a territorial fight they fell into the smartly within the night. The villagers informed the woodland division round 6.30am and then we rescued them with assist from a group from the leopard rescue centre in Manikdoh.”

SR Khatte, spherical woodland officer at Pimpalwandi, said each leopards fell into the smartly in a sugar cane field of farmer Baban Lende whose home is round 100m from the smartly. Hearing the leopards growl, the people confirmed their presence.

“Our group reached the spot and located that the leopards had fallen within the 40 to 50 ft deep smartly situated near a stream. The smartly had no barricading wall nor steps to go in. The leopards had been perched at the stones protruding from the sides within the smartly."

The huge selection of villagers who assembled to see the leopards hampered their paintings. The leopards entered the cages soon once they had been lowered one after another, Khatte said.

Ajay Deshmukh, senior veterinarian, Wildlife SOS run leopard rescue centre, Manikdoh said, "The leopards don't seem to be injured. They might be saved underneath observation for a couple of days. We will release them into the wild after making sure that they're have compatibility."

The first example of 2 leopards falling into a smartly was once recorded by way of Wildlife SOS in 2010. The leopards died of their accidents.

“Today's incident is the primary by which two male leopards had been rescued alive in a wholesome condition,” Deshmukh said.

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