Polar bear in shopping centre

Bjorn the Polar Bear pictured at Castle Dene shopping centre, Peterlee.

Bjorn the Polar Bear pictured at Castle Dene shopping centre, Peterlee.

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SHOPPERS were in for a rare festive treat with the visit of a life-sized mechanical polar bear.

The playful and interactive bear entertained families during a spectacular show.

Bjorn the bear and his herder, Ursula, appeared at Castle Dene shopping centre, in Peterlee.

Bjorn and Ursula performed a string of shows yesterday that allowed shoppers to get up close.

The event also featured a fascinating nature documentary-style talk on polar bears and their environment and a question and answer session.