Shoppers in Doncaster will have the chance to come face to face with a polar bear at the Frenchgate Shopping Centre on Saturday.
On November 28, Bjorn the Polar Bear is visiting the centre, and spectators will be able to watch him perform in an informal, magical and interactive show.
During the show, the audience will learn how polar bears survive in the Arctic and have the opportunity to pat, stroke, or even tickle Bjorn.
Bjorn is provided by Los Kaos, a group of performers who pride themselves on pushing the boundary between reality and the imagination.
They said: “Bjorn was abandoned as a cub many years ago before he was discovered and befriended by an Arctic conservationist.
“Now Bjorn and his companion travel the world making friends, sharing their story and telling people about the fascinating and vulnerable world of the Arctic.
“Bjorn is used to people, so if you’re lucky enough to meet him then you’re welcome to give him a pat – if you’re feeling brave enough.”
Karen Staniforth, marketing manager at Frenchgate Shopping Centre, said: “We can’t wait to welcome Bjorn to the centre. It will be a unique and wonderful event and one that all the family will enjoy. We have a number of events planned as part of our very busy Christmas events calendar and we are really looking forward to the festive period at Frenchgate.”
For more information about Bjorn and his performances visit www.loskaos.co.uk website.