Fears are growing for the safety of dozens of tame bears wandering aimlessly in the wilderness.
The species, Fianna Fáilus, were once feared throughout their native land, but a dramatic change of climate in 2008 devastated their natural habitat.
This resulted in the mammals becoming utterly toothless and being struck in perpetual hibernation.
They are now regarded as easy prey among various hunters and, if things don’t change soon, they are faced with the possibility of extinction.
World Wildlife Federation president Hulk Hogan believes that more needs to be done to protect the endangered breed.
“It’s pretty obvious that, if things don’t change, Fianna Fáilus could be wiped out around May. I would hate to see them disappear but they have only themselves to blame.”