SHOW RUNTIME10 x 24'
SHOW RUNTIME10 x 24'

Extreme Animal Transport – Polar Bear

EPISODE SYNOPSIS

Henry is no ordinary polar bear. Born at Sea World on the Gold Coast, Australia, it was planned from day one that he would eventually make the journey to the small-town of Cochrane in Ontario, Canada, where he can live like a wild polar bear. The town folk of Cochrane decided they wanted the polar bear as its mascot, so they built an amazing polar bear facility. But there was one problem, they didn’t have a polar bear. Back at Sea World, Queensland, Henry is now an adult and after months of crate training and logistical planning, departure day arrives. The first leg is to Sydney but with no plane equipped to carry a polar bear, the Australian military step in. He flies first-class with his keepers on a Hercules jet to Sydney. From Sydney to Hong Kong, then Hong Kong to Vancouver where the plane is delayed, and Henry has eaten all his food. There’s still a long way to go to Ontario and they need to feed this hungry polar bear. It’s 11pm and there’s a supermarket close to the airport but it’s about to close. Henry’s keeper begs the shopkeeper to let them in, “Stop, I’ve got a polar bear at the airport, can you help me?” See what happens next and follow Henry’s journey back to the Arctic from the sunshine state of Australia.