OK this is one of a pair of bears at the entrance to Albany Street just off Springbank. It's part of a series of animal 'street art' that runs the length of Springbank. And the reason for all this? Well, many years ago, before they built all the houses there was a zoological garden which was lost with the development of Hull. The memory of it lingers in the pub names on Springbank: the Eagle, the Polar Bear and the Botanic not forgetting the gloriously ramshackle Zoological now long gone to make way for the Hull Daily Mail offices, and finally the recently opened (10 or so years ago) New Zoological.
It would be unbearable to show just one bear so here's the other.