The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper column-inches than any other cryptozoological subject. There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in.
Curated by Carl Marshall and Olivia McCarthy
Monday, 1 June 2015
NEWSLINK/PHOTO: Wildlife heroes rescue big cat from drowning
These are the dramatic scenes when wildlife heroes rescued a leopard stranded deep in a well.
The drowning leopard was roaring for help after plunging 50ft down the well when villagers heard its cries.
Within hours, members of Wildlife SOS had saved the animal’s life after a difficult operation to pull the animal from the water using a crane and platform. The Indian-based team could not use tranquilisers to stun the big cat in case it drowned.