Amid the Covid-19 gloom in the country, with cases crossing a lakh this week, a rescue mission of two bears trapped in a well in Maharashtra has brought some cheer online.
The sloth bears were rescued from a well in Gondia district by Maharashtra’s forest department after the two had fallen into it. The rescue operation took over four hours but the animals were safely retrieved. “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,” Maharashtra’s Gondia district, officials told PTI.
A video of the operation was shared on Twitter by Indian Forest Department officer Susanta Nanda along with a caption that read, “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.”
Watch the video here:
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.
All gratitude to these frontline green warriors🙏 pic.twitter.com/MSasvjFYUj
— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) May 20, 2020
Since being shared online, the rescue clip has gone viral on social media and prompted many reactions, with netizens praising the rescue workers.
Kudos to the Saviours of the Treasures of Indian Forests 🌳 congratulations & Keep up the great work https://t.co/p4P2gK4TBN
— Momz 😘 (@mohammadhyd) May 20, 2020
This is such a fantastic effort https://t.co/fzlrLHjwuJ
— Vidya Deshpande (@vidyadee) May 20, 2020
Now this is surely happy news https://t.co/ZALXkshHzN
— My Fair lady. Modi Bhakt (@Kbanerj00198595) May 20, 2020
Humanity is still alive..
— Divine Being (@DivineBeing7) May 20, 2020
Wow one point to humanity 🙏🙏
— Jaisree C (@cjaisree) May 20, 2020
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