All posts tagged: Polar Bear

Snow fun for Hamish in the Highlands ❄️

Hamish the polar bear enjoyed the recent snowfall at his Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) Highland Wildlife Park home this week.  The wildlife conservation charity looks after a number of cold-weather adapted and native animals within 105 hectares at the Cairngorms National Park, including snow leopard, Amur tiger, Japanese macaque, European bison, and Scottish […]

Polar bears enjoy Yorkshire snow ❄️

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, near Branton in Doncaster, was transformed into a winter wonderland after heavy snowfall yesterday. The park’s polar bears, Nissan, Nobby, Victor and Pixel, were delighted to find their ten acre reserve completely covered by snow and wasted no time enjoying it. Home to the country’s only polar bears, Yorkshire Wildlife Park is […]

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, […]

Spring baby boom for Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster, is enjoying an unprecedented baby boom as it celebrates new arrivals for spring. Eland antelopes, painted dogs, wallabies and Bactrian camels have all introduced young, much to the delight of visitors flocking to the park over the Easter holidays. The newest of the generation are Bactrian camel calves Julius and Jeremiah, born […]

Annual audit for Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Persuading two black rhinos to stand still is the ultimate weigh-in challenge. But Hodari and Dayo, who tip the scales at 3,000lbs, were models of calm behaviour during the annual Yorkshire Wildlife Park (YWP) animal audit. The playful pair, who arrived at the award-winning wildlife park this year, may weigh the same as a family estate […]

Animal boom at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park (YWP) is gearing up for another record-breaking season, with its largest ever collection of the world’s most rare and beautiful animals. New for 2017 are rare painted hunting puppies and the park’s latest arrivals,  two endangered black rhinos. The wild hunting dog puppies, who were born in October, give hope that one […]

Polar bear breeding begins in the Highlands

The conservation charity, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), have announced that preparations have begun to allow male polar bear Arktos to meet female polar bear Victoria for the first time. This is the latest and most exciting step in our efforts to support the European breeding programme for this at risk species, which […]

Polar bear birthday bonanza

Keepers at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, near Aviemore in Scotland, celebrated not one, not two, but THREE polar bear birthdays this Christmas with a grand joint birthday celebration on Friday 11 December. New girl Victoria, who arrived at the Park in March this year, turned 19 years old, whilst males Arktos was eight and Walker, […]