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 on Thursday.
The animals were rescued from the dry well after a three-hour operation, the officials added.
The bears had entered a mango orchard on Tuesday apparently in search of food and had accidentally fallen into the well, they said.
The animals were brought to the forest department nursery in. They would be taken to the forest and released after a few days, forest officials added.