Disturbing footage of a leopard struggling to release itself from the car’s bonnet has surfaced on the Internet.
The heartwrenching video was shared by IFS officer Susanta Nanda along with a caption, “Wild & painful. Heartbreaking. Nothing can be more distressing than seeing our wild getting destroyed due to linear infrastructure…”
The location of the video is still not known.
The distressing clip shows the animal was stuck beneath the car’s bonnet after being hit by the vehicle on the highway. The injured leopard is seen trying hard to free itself from the broken portion of the white car on the highway.
As the driver tried to reverse the car, the wild animal wriggled its way off the bonnet.
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Many wanted to know as to what happened to the leopard. Here it is. Bruised but managed to escape the impending death. Efforts on to locate & treat the injured one. https://t.co/meXkRYWUH9 pic.twitter.com/v4puxEsYYw— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) June 20, 2022
After so many attempts, the leopard released itself from the car’s bonnet and ran away to the jungle.
After the video went viral, it garnered the attention of Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon, who also wrote, “Prayers for this beautiful leopard… hope he survives, even though he’s badly wounded, he escapes into the jungle. I hope our politicians wake to the fact that linear development can happen hand in hand with well-thought of conservation methods.”
Prayers for this beautiful leopard… hope he survives,even though he’s badly wounded , he escapes into the jungle . @WildLense_India I hope our politicians wake to the fact that linear development can happen hand in hand with well thought of conservation methods. pic.twitter.com/KbdhgRoaZS— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) June 20, 2022
Netizens are also worried about the leopard and want to know about its condition.
One of the users wrote, “What happened to the leopard after that ?? I’m worried about his injury.”
Another said, “Very painful, humans think everything revolves around them, and they are masters of the universe”
“But so sad Government is trying to build animal pass for long time but no initiative and wild animals being thrashing by Vehicles.”
What are your views on this viral video?