Updated: June 28, 2021 10:45:27 am
Few things taste as sweet as freedom. A video of a red panda dashing out of its cage after being released into the wild in Arunachal Pradesh is going viral on social media.
According to news agency PTI, a red panda was rescued from a river in the Shi-Yomi district of Arunachal Pradesh and released back into the wild by forest officials on Saturday. The video of a forest official setting the animal-free was shared by Ramesh Pandey, an officer in the Indian Forest Service.
Take a look at the video here:
— Ramesh Pandey (@rameshpandeyifs) June 26, 2021
The animal was rescued from the Yargyap-Chu river in Mechukha sub-division of the district by Mechukha town residents Tony Mosing and Takar Kotin Mosu, said the PTI report. The two of them spotted the rare animal clinging to a log in the river. They rescued the red panda and handed it over to the Mechukha Ranga Forest Officer Tanga Murtem.
The forest department gave cash awards to the duo for their act of goodwill, added the report.
The video has gathered more than 24 thousand views and two thousand likes since being posted. Twitterati was delighted with the efforts of the forest officials and emphasised the importance of freedom, be it for a human or animal.
See what they had to say about the joyful moment:
Actually the happiest moment of person is when he/she makes someone free from any bars and let it fly or live its original life 💚💚
— kajal kumari (@kajalku97517672) June 26, 2021
— Nation First 🇮🇳 (@NationF70552218) June 27, 2021
— Sudha Ramen 🇮🇳 (@SudhaRamenIFS) June 27, 2021
Jaa Simran jee le apni jindagi…. :) thanks IFS warriors https://t.co/QLPcwmyEz5
— सबका साथ सबका विकास सबका विश्वास (@JaiGorakhnathJi) June 27, 2021
This reminds me of a song from the movie “Born Free”.
— Aniket Bhaduri( অনিকেত ভাদুড়ী) (@aniket_bhaduri) June 27, 2021
Hope he never comes in contact with Humans again and has a long and healthy life. https://t.co/ksTeU6k4rX
— 📯🐃 (@biscuit_rotti) June 27, 2021
Nothing is beautiful to watch than letting wild animals be free. https://t.co/k4L9Zfbso2
— Aditya Jha (Адитя) (@AdityaJ60529971) June 26, 2021
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