Watch wildlife workers save leopard trapped in a well

NEW DELHI (KGO) -- A leopard trapped in a well 30 feet deep has been rescued by wildlife workers in India.

Animal rescue organization Wildlife S.O.S. shared video of the big cat getting help. The 7-year-old female leopard was found at the bottom of the well in a tribal village in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, in early October.

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No word on how long the leopard had been swimming to stay afloat.

Rescuers first lowered a ladder for her to sit on and keep her from drowning, then they lowered a crate and the leopard jumped in.

She was safely rescued and taken to a Leopard Rescue Center to recuperate from the ordeal, said Wildlife S.O.S.

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