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Maharashtra: Adult male tiger rescued from well in Chandrapur

Chief Conservator of Forests N R Praveen said the animal climbed up using a cot that had been lowered into the well and ran away into the forest

Tadoba, Chandrapur, Tadoba andheri tiger reserve, Tiger rescue, Andheri, Nagpur, Nagpur news, Indian express, Indian express news, Nagpur latest newsPraveen said the well was about 20-feet deep and had a water column of more than 10 feet. (Express Photo)

A team of Forest Department officials rescued a full-grown male tiger that had fallen into a well at a village in Chandrapur district around noon on Monday.

“The tiger fell into the well located at a farm in Shegaon area of Warora range around 7 am. After the villagers noticed it, the Forest Department was informed. The Rapid Response Team of Tadoba-Andheri Tiger Reserve reached the spot and lowered a cot (charpai) into the well. After some time, the tiger climbed up the well’s parapet wall using the cot and ran away into the forest,” N R Praveen, Chief Conservator of Forests, Chandrapur told The Indian Express.

Asked if the animal may have fallen into the well while chasing prey, Praveen said, “There are no tell-tale signs of any such possibility at the place. But it is difficult to imagine how it must have fallen into a well that has a parapet wall.” He added that “the tiger is an adult and wasn’t previously seen in the area.”

Praveen said the well was about 20-feet deep and had a water column of more than 10 feet. “The villagers had lowered some wooden poles inside which the tiger clung on to for support, thus preventing exhaustion,” he said.

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