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3 bears rescued from well in Odisha


Malkangiri: In a joint effort Forest Department officials and Fire brigade personnel rescued a bear and its two cubs from a well in a forested area near Somanathpur under Kudumulugumma block in Odisha’s Malkangiri district today.

Villagers who had gone to the forest in the morning today noticed the bear and its two cubs inside a 15 ft deep well and informed the Forest Department, reports said.

Forest Department officials who attempted to rescue the bears using a ladder after failing in their attempt requisitioned the services of the Fire brigade who were successful in rescuing the animals.

The mother bear and its cubs fled into the forest after their rescue from the well, reports added.