BBC admits Frozen Planet filmed in Dutch zoo

BBC admits Frozen Planet filmed in Dutch zoo

The BBC has admitted that a polar bear birth scene from its popular Frozen Planet series was not shot in the wild but instead at a Dutch zoo.

A scene in episode five of the series that shows a polar bear giving birth inside an icy den was implied to have been filmed in the Arctic.

It was later revealed in a Daily Mail article that it had been shot in a polar bear enclosure in Dutch zoo Ouwehands Dierenpark in the Netherlands.

The BBC denies that it misled its viewers, insisting that most of the series was shot in the wilderness and safety demanded that certain segments of the program be shot under “controlled conditions”.

The video was recorded in the Dutch zoo last Christmas with fake snow.

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