The helpers who work at Kosovo’s Bear Sanctuary Prishtina don’t usually make contact or interact with wild bears – but this story shows how they are willing break their rules for the safety of the animals they love.

The sanctuary specialises in ‘restaurant bears’ – a clan of 15 brown bears who had been kept in little cages outside restaurants to attract customers.

Police officers and experts from Four Paws carry brown bear Arina away from zoo in Prizren