A polar bear who had an unexpected encounter with shocked migrants who climbed aboard his lorry in Calais appears unfazed by his experience, his new owners have said.
The bear, called Nissan, was in the back of a truck outside the French town when a group of people managed to open the back doors and three of them got into the compartment containing his cage.
Nissan was on the final stages of his own journey from Eastern Europe in search of a better life in the UK – at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster.
He set off from Moscow Zoo earlier in the week by plane. But the second leg of his journey to South Yorkshire was by road from Frankfurt, Germany.
What’s remarkable about this video is the desperation and commitment the would be stowaways show in their attempt to reach the UK.
When they recognise that a gigantic bear is in the lorry, a good few of them still try and get in.