According to the report, the animals were injected with a minimum of narcotics since they were too weak. Wangguan Group, the parent company of the park, will collaborate with the International Fund for Animal Welfare to take care of the tiger and lions.
The rescue efforts were initially planned on June 11. However, due to the valley climate, the mission failed that day with one chopper making forced landing due to mechanical malfunction, 3 on board were injured, including one injured critically. The weather didn't turn out good on June 12, so the mission was postponed for one more day.
About 30 rescuers crowded under a big umbrella for two days. Those three animals also had wood cover on their cages to shield off the rain. At least 4 stayed awake, watching the cages in case any dangerous mudslides would happen. It seemed that the lions had better spirit than the tiger, and they roared and scratched the cage until their paws bled. On June 13, the rescuers eventually accomplished the mission when the weather turned favorable.