In pictures: Local NGO sets free 2 bears in Kurdish mountains
The Kurdish-American cooperation organisation set free two bears in the Gara Mountain in Duhok province earlier this week, the second-high profile bear rescue by the organization in less than a year.
The organization set free six brown bears last April.
The event however went viral when the bears attacked people attending to witness the wild animals.
Suheib Abdullah, a photographer, received multiple injuries when he tried to save himself.
Bilind Brifkani, from the animal organization, told Rudaw that they continue with their rescue operations in order to protect Kurdistan’s wildlife.
Photos: Safin Hamed | AFP