WATCH: Rescued bears dash to freedom in Russia

Watch as Vesnushka and Elka, two rehabilitated orphaned bears, find freedom once again.

This short video shot exclusively on GoPro cameras shows Vasily, Katya and Sergey Pazhetnov tranquilizing the bears and transporting them to their release site before opening their crate doors to the outside world.

More than 200 bears have been rescued and released at IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Center located in Bubonitsy, Russia.

Sixteen more bears are currently being cared for at the Center. Stay tuned for updates on how they’re growing and learning the skills needed to survive in the wild!

--MD

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