In our collection
We currently have three polar bears at Highland Wildlife Park, we have two males called Walker and Arktos and a female called Victoria.
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.
Please note: From Wednesday 21 March Victoria's enclosure will re-open to the public and visitors may get a chance to see the cub for the first time. Please be aware that mother and cub are still spending a lot of time in and around the den and only spending short spells in their outdoor enclosure.
We are expecting the Park to be busy during upcoming weekends, and over the Easter holidays, and entry is limited. We would advise visitors to take advantage of our online discount and book in advance.
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: