Bears About the House with Giles Clark

Keep an eye out this month for a familiar face on your screens! We’re proud to announce that our very own Giles Clark will be on BBC Two in his new show Bears About the House.


What is Bears About the House?

Bears About the House follows Giles Clark as he travels to Laos, south east Asia, to embark on his latest and fluffiest conservation mission. Giles, alongside the help from CEO of Free the Bears, Matt Hunt work together to build up the sanctuary and also help rear five month old sun bear, Mary.

When can you watch Bears About the House?

First episode to air on 15th July 2020 at 8pm.

Who is Mary the Sun Bear?

Mary the Sun Bear was rescued by Free the Bears after her mother was killed in the wild and was spotted on the back of a truck to be sold into the illegal wildlife trade. She now lives with Giles and Matt but needs round the clock care. Mary was found very malnourished and fragile, and desperately needed the care from the sanctuary.

Why has the show been created?

The sad situation is that, across Asia, sun bears are sold into the illegal wildlife trade as trophy pets, used for traditional Asian medicine and restaurants. Over 10,000 bears are kept in cages in bear farms so that their desired body parts can be extracted for the highest bidder. Giles and Free the Bears are committed to ending this cruelty within the illegal wildlife trade and are working with the government to end these bear farms.

Who is Giles Clark & what else can you find him in?

Giles Clark is our Director of Conservation and Big Cats. You may recognise Giles from his previous BBC Two show Big Cats About the House, a three part documentary following the adoption of Maya, a Jaguar cub, into Giles’ life and family home.


Join Giles on BBC Two at 8pm on the 15th of July for the first episode of this amazing series. Watch Mary achieve incredible life milestones and see her grow into the adorable and mischievous bear cub she is today.