Six bears released in Iraqi Kurdistan mountain

Six Syrian brown bears were released into the wild

after living in captivity in family homes

Location: Dohuk, Iraq

HEAD OF LOCAL 'KURDISH AMERICAN COOPERATION ORGANISATION', BLAND BRIFKANI, SAYING:"These bears live in homes, and we have convinced the owners of these bears to give them to us for free or for a symbolic amount."

They'll be set free in the mountainous areas of Iraqi Kurdistan

where the species has become almost extinct