In our collection
We currently have four polar bears at Highland Wildlife Park, we have two adult males called Walker and Arktos and a female called Victoria and a young male called 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.
The female polar bear, Victoria, and her cub, Hamish can be seen on the opposite side of the site. The walkway to their viewpoint can be accessed near the Amur tigers and Arctic foxes.
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: