Bongo was a performing bear, a star of the circus, juggling, riding a cycyle on a wire, walking a tight rope. He was happy enough, but each day he was returned to a cage, and he longed to be free. One day he escaped, but soon found that he was unprepared for life in the outside world. He found a friend in Lulubelle, but she was also the friend of Lumpjaw, the biggest, toughest bear in the forest. It can be said that all's well that ends well, but there is a story in between!