The Mottersheads digest the news that their planning permission has been denied and George comes up with a Hail Mary plan. Sadly, Papa Bear is sold for cash flow.
June watches terrified as Albert hands George a rifle Adam, the male bear, has escaped and is heading for Upton. George and Billy manage to track him down and bring him home, but during the struggle George receives a bad wound to his shoulder.
As the family nurse Eve the female bear back to health, opposition to the zoo ratchets up when an animal is spotted on land close to Oakfield. Although the sighting turns out to be a false alarm, Webb and Camilla galvanise Upton into holding a community meeting to stop the zoo. George sees this as an opportunity to pitch their vision and win the village over with their passion and enthusiasm.
With the initial plans for the zoo drawn up, George turns his mind to growing the stock at Oakfield, which brings him face to face with two Himalayan black bears hiding out in a cave in Matlock. The male is extremely protective of the malnourished female and George, along with Lizzie's brother, Billy, is in a quandary about what to do.