Greenpeace unveil world's largest polar bear puppet

The worlds largest polar bear puppet stands next to a London bus at North Weald airfield in Essex today. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

The world's largest polar bear puppet has been unveiled at an airfield in Essex today as part of a Greenpeace campaign.

The giant bear, which is made of replica and reclaimed ship parts as well as recycled materials, will be carrying in her fur the names of over 3 and half million people who have joined a global movement to protect the Arctic.

The bear is due to lead an Arctic parade through central London on the 15 September.