A mother brown bear cuddles her daughter for the first time in the wild after being saved from a life behind bars thanks to Daily Mirror readers.
Little Coco and her brother Luca, along with mum Dasha, will now live in a secret location in the Caucasus mountains.
Dasha was imprisoned her entire 10-year life for the amusement of restaurant diners near Yerevan, Armenia.
She was fed on scraps from their meals and her cubs would likely have suffered the same fate.
But she was rescued by International Animal Rescue in November 2017, helped by Mirror reader donations, along with her mate, Misha. Tragically the male bear died soon after.
It was only after the Sussex-based charity freed her from the tiny, squalid cage they realised she was pregnant.
A few months later she gave birth.
Since then the 14-month-olds and mum have been in a special enclosure with minimum human contact, a crucial step to surviving on their own in the rugged hills until now.
Dasha and the cubs will be monitored by rangers and a tracker via satellite.
In Armenia, brown bears are often caged in appalling conditions near restaurants and shopping centres.
But now IAR has won the backing of officials and working with Armenia’s Foundation for the Protection of Wildlife it aims to free up to 80 bears.
IAR said: “Every year wild bears are illegally caught or trapped by poachers in Armenia.
“Once captured, many of them end up in small, squalid cages in restaurants and other public entertainment venues as a tourist attraction.
“Some are kept in bus depots, others are hidden from view in dark cellars. Some of the bears are mentally and physically damaged by the boredom and frustration of their miserable existence behind bars.”