Plan Your Visit

Polar Bears

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park is home to Victoria, the only female polar bear in Scotland, our two males Arktos and Walker, and Hamish, the first polar bear cub to be born in the UK for 25 years. We are proud to have some of the best and most naturalistic polar bear facilities anywhere in the world.


Keep up to date with all the latest news on our polar bears and our cub via the updates and resources below.

Thinking of visiting the Park? We are expecting to be busy during weekends and holiday periods, so please factor into travel arrangements.

Latest polar bear updates:

> Hamish celebrates his first birthday
> Polar bear cub is named Hamish!
> Keeper blog - polar bear cub update
> Polar bear emerges at Highland Wildlife Park

Meet our newest arrival!

  • Polar bear cub crawling
  • Polar bear cub Hamish laying on his back
  • Polar bear cub crawling
  • Polar bear cub Hamish laying on his back

Visiting the Polar Bears

We want you to have an unforgettable visit to the Park and would like to make you aware of some important information:

  • * Access to the polar bear viewing area is included with Park admission.

  • * Online tickets must be purchased at least 1 day in advance of the intended visit date.

  • * Only a limited number of the daily tickets will be available online, please note the majority of our tickets can be purchased at our entrance gate on arrival at the Park.

  • * During peak season there may be a queue to enter the Park. Please allow plenty of time when visiting for entry and to explore the Park.

  • * On arrival please have your ticket ready on a mobile device or print out.

  • * No flash photography is allowed in the polar bear exhibit. Please make sure you know how to turn your flash off.

  • *As with all animals at the Park we cannot guarantee that they will be active or on show at any particular time.

  • > Book tickets online

Watch Hamish exploring his enclosure and learning to swim

Watch our polar bear videos

  • 01 - Hearing the cub call for the first time

    Interview with polar bear keeper Vickie

  • 02 - Snowman enrichment

    Watch Arktos and Walker enjoy a special wintery treat

  • 03 - A polar bear cub has been born!

    Interview with Douglas Richardson

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