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Sloth bear rescued from well in Indian village

Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Wildlife authorities in India rescued a sloth bear that fell into a well.

Residents of Jhintipal village, in the Angul area of Odisha, said the sloth bear fell into the well while eating sugarcane.

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Locals contacted officials with the Chhendipada forest range, and personnel responded to rescue the animal.

A video of the rescue shows the forest officials lowering a wooden ladder into the well so the bear could climb to safety.

Witnesses said the bear fled into the nearby woods after the rescue.

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