Watch: Lion Cub Rescued After Falling Down 80-Foot Well
An early morning venture turned into a life-threatening scare for one young lioness in western India’s Somnath village.
The two-year-old cub fell into the well around 4 a.m. on July 8 when locals used an alarm to scare the lion’s pride away. Anil Kumar, a local freelance journalist who captured the subsequent rescue efforts on video, said that lions frequently stray into this village at least two or three times a month, and villagers try to chase the predators away so they don't attack their cattle. (Watch “Elephant Rescued After Being Swept Out to Sea”)
Four other lions were spotted with the cub when it attempted to jump across the opening of the well, but once villagers began gathering near the