A heart-warming video of a red panda that was rescued and released into the forest in Arunachal Pradesh is winning hearts online.
The red panda was rescued from a river in the Shi-Yomi district of Arunachal Pradesh and was released into the wild on Saturday.
The video was shared by Ramesh Pandey, Indian Forest Service Officer. In the 22-seconds video, the red panda is seen in a cage that the forest officials have brought to release the panda into the jungle. The door of the cage was left open for the panda to easily jump out.
After a little hustle and help from the forest officials, the panda jumps out and makes its way towards the jungle.
Pandey had captioned the video, "Happiness of releasing of a rescued Red Panda in Arunachal Pradesh. A heartwarming video before calling it a day (sic)."
Soon after, netizens poured in their love for the video and praised the forest officials for releasing the red panda into the wilderness.
One commented, "More power to you. Keep it up. Keep shining." While another commented, "Actually the happiest moment of person is when he/she makes someone free from any bars and let it fly or live its original life."
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According to reports, the red panda was rescued by Tony Mosing and Takar Kotin Mosu from the Yargyap-Chu River in Mechukha sub-division of the district in Arunachal Pradesh. They had spotted the panda clinging to a log. Later, the panda was handed over to the Mechukha Range Forest Officer Tanga Murtem. A cash reward was given to the rescuers as a getsure of appreciation for rescuing the red panda.