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