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Wildlife SOS Rescues Peacock from 80-Foot Deep Borewell in Agra

Wildlife SOS rescued a peacock from an 80-foot borewell in Agra, India. Quick action by villagers, forest officials, and the rescue team led to a successful operation. The incident highlights ongoing wildlife protection efforts and community involvement.

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In a rare incident, Wildlife SOS successfully rescued a peacock trapped in an 80-foot-deep open borewell in Baikunthi Devariya village, Shamshabad, Agra. The rescue operation, conducted in response to alerts from concerned villagers, highlights the ongoing efforts to protect India's wildlife.

Villagers discovered the stranded Indian peafowl (Pavo cristatus) and promptly informed local forest department officials. The officials then contacted Wildlife SOS through their 24-hour rescue helpline.

The Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit quickly dispatched a three-member team to the location. After a careful hour-long operation, the team successfully extricated the peacock from the borewell. An on-site medical examination revealed no injuries, and the bird was subsequently released back into its natural habitat.

Kartick Satyanarayan, Co-founder and CEO of Wildlife SOS, emphasized the importance of such rescue operations. "The Indian peafowl is a protected species under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972," he said. "Our Rapid Response Unit is dedicated to providing round-the-clock assistance to distressed animals like this peacock."

Baiju Raj M.V, Director of Conservation Projects at Wildlife SOS, commended the swift action of the local community. "We're grateful to the villagers who immediately alerted our helpline," he stated. "Deep borewells can pose serious threats to wildlife. Our team exercised extreme caution to ensure the peacock's safe rescue."

Wildlife SOS conducts numerous animal rescues each month through its Rapid Response Unit. The organization urges the public to contact their local Forest Department or the Wildlife SOS hotline if they encounter animals in distress.

This incident serves as a reminder of the ongoing challenges faced by wildlife in urban and rural areas, and the crucial role of prompt reporting and specialized rescue operations in wildlife conservation efforts.

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