A group of monkeys saved a leopard from drowning in a 25ft deep well in western India, alerting locals with chattering and jumping.
The monkeys were spotted by Indian villagers constantly chattering and jumping on the edge of a well behind a temple in Sikar, Rajasthan on Monday.
Because of their unusual behavior, villagers felt there was something wrong. When they went to the well, they saw a leopard swimming at the bottom of the well.
The villagers immediately called forest officials to rescue the leopard.
The forest officials used a ladder to rescue the leopard, and after several attempts, the leopard was able to grip the ladder and use it to climb out of the well.
The video footage shows a group of monkeys sitting at the edge of a well and officials rescuing the leopard.
Ranger Devendra Singh Rathore said: ‘We were informed about the incident at around 6 am on the morning of 11 June. We immediately sent a team of rescue officials on the spot.’
‘The rescue operation lasted for nearly an hour.’
‘It is possible the leopard had fallen into the well at night while the following prey. We were able to rescue the wildcat using a ladder.’
‘As soon as it came out of the well it ran towards the jungle. It didn’t attack any villager or domestic animal in the village.’