Three bears rescued from well

Three bears, including two cubs, were rescued by forest personnel after the animals were trapped in a well at Padalguda in Nabarangpur district, forest officials said today.

The animals were rescued safely from the dry well after a three-hour operation carried out by forest personnel yesterday, they said.

The bears had entered a mango orchard on Tuesday apparently in search of food and accidentally fell into the well, they said.

The orchard owner spotted them and informed the forest staff.

The animals were brought to the forest department nursery here. They would be taken to the forest and released after a few days, they said.

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