The leopard was tranquilised before it was rescued.The leopard was tranquilised before it was rescued.
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Forest officials in Maharashtra have successfully rescued a male leopard after it spent five hours with its head trapped inside a metal pot in a village located in the Dhule district.

The dramatic rescue unfolded as the leopard struggled relentlessly to free itself from the confining vessel. However, prompt intervention by forest officials proved crucial in saving the distressed animal. After tranquilizing the leopard, officials carefully removed the pot from its head, freeing it from the predicament.

Range Forest Officer Savita Sonawane commented, “A leopard spent five hours with its head stuck in a metal vessel in a village in Dhule district. It was later rescued by the Forest department.”

The incident sheds light on the challenges faced by wildlife in human-dominated landscapes, emphasizing the importance of swift and effective intervention to safeguard vulnerable species.

According to the ‘Status of Leopards in India, 2022’ report released by the Union Environment Ministry on February 29, India is home to an estimated 13,874 leopards. The report highlights Madhya Pradesh as the state with the highest leopard population in the country.

This rescue serves as a reminder of the delicate balance between human activities and wildlife conservation, underscoring the need for continued efforts to protect and preserve India’s rich biodiversity.

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