In our collection
We currently have four polar bears at Highland Wildlife Park, we have two males called Walker and Arktos, a female called Victoria and male cub, Hamish.
First polar bear born in UK for 25 years
On the 3rd January 2018 we were delighted to announce that Victoria has given birth sometime in mid-December.
For the latest news about about our polar bears including visitor information, please visit our polar bear hub...
Where to see them
The two males are in an enclosure near the beginning of the Main drive-through Reserve or can be seen from the viewpoint on the walk round.
Victoria and Hamish are kept in a separate enclosure on the opposite side of the Park from our two males, over beside the Amur tigers.
Threats and Conservation
Polar bears are under threat due to the loss of their habitat. They need sea ice as a hunting platform to catch seals, but global warming is causing the ice to melt earlier each year. This means that the polar bear has less time to hunt and put on weight for their summer fast or for a female to remain in the snow den caring for her young cubs.
Please find below an excerpt on our polar bears from our Main Reserve audio guide: