All posts tagged: cub

UK’s youngest polar bear cub is a boy!

Expert vets and keepers at Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland have announced that the UK’s youngest polar bear cub, born in December 2021, is a boy. Mum Victoria previously gave birth to Hamish, the UK’s first polar bear cub in 25 years, in December 2017. The wildlife conservation charity confirmed the three-month-old cub is male […]

First vet checks for rare tiger cubs

Whipsnade Zoo’s eight-week-old endangered tiger cubs Dmitri, Makari and Czar have just  received their first health checks – and keepers have released footage of the event. While seven-year-old tigress mum Naya and dad Botzman enjoyed breakfast in their den, the zoo’s team of vets were able to safely enter the tiger family’s main enclosure. Here […]

Tiny red panda cub spotted at Longleat

Longleat welcomed twin red panda cubs two weeks ago and mum Rufina has already been spotted taking one of her tiny new arrivals outside for the first time. Rufina and dad Ajendra are important members of a European breeding programme for the species, which is officially recognised as endangered in the wild. The pair have raised […]

First UK polar bear birth for 25 years

The first polar bear to be born in the UK for 25 years has been announced by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS). The birth was confirmed by staff at Highland Wildlife Park after distinct high-pitched sounds were heard coming from female polar bear Victoria’s maternity den. Polar bear cubs enter the world blind, […]