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 […]
Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster is home to the only polar bears in England. Last week, 12 year old Rasputin travelled from Antibes in France where he had been living since 2010 to his new home at the Park’s Project Polar reserves. The European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) recommended the move after Rasputin’s mate Flocke gave […]
Yorkshire Wildlife Park, near Branton in Doncaster, is home to the country’s only polar bears – Nissan, Nobby, Victor and Pixel. As the nation shivered under the sudden Arctic blast yesterday, four year old Nobby was in his element. The young polar bear found a frozen lake far too tempting and wasted no time plunging into the chilly […]
The first polar bear cub to be born in the UK for 25 years celebrated his first birthday at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park yesterday. Born on 18 December 2017, Hamish took his first steps outside in March and has since attracted over 200,000 visitors to the Park, almost doubling previous […]
Yorkshire Wildlife Park has been busy preparing for the arrival of a polar bear who is relocating to the world class facility from Korea in November. Tongki, 24, will be re-homed at YWP’s award-winning Project Polar, one of the biggest polar bear reserves in the world featuring dens, pools and lakes in a rolling landscape designed to […]
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park has announced that the first polar bear cub to be born in the UK for 25 years has emerged from its den. The birth had been confirmed the week before Christmas after high-pitched noises were heard coming from the maternity den. However, mum Victoria had been very protective and the pair […]
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 […]
RSZZ Highland Wildlife Park will be extending their International Polar Bear Day celebrations with a number of activities to raise awareness. Visit the Scottish park from Sunday 25th to Tuesday 27th February and find out more about these wonderful animals, why they are endangered and how you can help save them. Watch from the viewing […]
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, […]
Adopt a polar bear with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) and help protect the future of these magnificent animals and their habitat. Polar bears depend on Arctic sea ice to hunt and raise their young, but the ice is shrinking and polar bear numbers are in decline. By helping protect polar bears you’re […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Aqua-Firma, the wilderness travel company, has unveiled a new ‘Ultimate Spitsbergen’ portfolio to add to its existing range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The Aqua-Firma team has in-depth experience of polar travel – so travellers who pick up the phone in search of a perfect polar experience will be advised by an expert who leads polar expeditions; […]
The Berlin Zoological Garden is the oldest and best known zoo in Germany. Opened in 1844 it covers 34 hectares (84 acres) and is located in Berlin’s Tiergarten. With about 1,500 different species and almost 20,500 animals the zoo presents the most comprehensive collection of species in the world.
Large carnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle. Large furry feet and claws give them good traction on ice.
At the Highland Wildlife Park visitors can discover animals native to Scotland as well as endangered species from the world’s mountains and tundra in a spectacular setting. Based in the Cairngorms National Park, the park is home over 200 animals from red pandas to grey wolves and the UK’s only polar bear.