Russian polar bear has been unveiled at a Yorkshire wildlife park

England's only polar bear colony got a new arrival today - in the form of a 12-year-old male weighing half a ton.

Rasputin the Russian bear had to leave his former home in the south of France after posing a danger to the four young polar cubs had fathered.

So the mighty mammal arrived at the Yorkshire wildlife park in Doncaster this morning (tues) after a gruelling 1,000 mile journey from Antibes in the South of France.

He was loaded on to crate and transported by lorry to Calais, where he took a ferry to Dover before travelling by road to the North of England.

This video was filmed 4th February 2020.