Highland Wildlife Park

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The Highland Wildlife Park is situated 5 miles north of Kingussie in the Highlands of Scotland, 10 miles south of Aviemore.

The Highland Wildlife Park is open 7 days a week, all year round, with an entrance fee, 10.00 to 18.00 in Summer, 10.00 to 15.00 in Winter. Postcode: PH21 1NL.

Park Map 13 Large Images Website

See also a large Click On Map for the area Towns and Top Attractions.

The image top is of of the large Car Park and Diners at the Park.

There is a Drive Round section and Walk Round section in the park. The Drive Round section takes you through herds of Deer, Wild Horses, Camels, European Bison, and more.

Przewalski's Asian Wild Horses became extinct in the wild in the 1960s, with only about 130 of them in Zoos around the world at that time.

European Bison were killed off in the wild after the last one was shot by a hunter in 1927. Only 54 survived in Zoos at that time.

The Walk Round section has a wide variety of animals in large enclosures such as Polar Bears, Tigers, Leopards, Scottish Wild Cats, and more.

Best time to visit is at Feeding Times, normally from 11.00 with Monkeys first, Scottish Wildcats at 12.00, Polar Bears at 13.15, and Tigers at 14.30.

Scottish Wildlife Park History

1972 - the Park was opened by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, with this company also operating Edinburgh Zoo.

1980 - a local farmer claimed to have captured a wild Puma, giving the animal to the Highland Wildlife Park. Named, Felicity the Puma, she died at the park in 1985, with her stuffed remains put on display in the Inverness Museum.

2013 - the Amur Tiger named Sasha had three cubs. Sasha and the male Yuri, were acquired from Edinburgh Zoo.

2017 - Hamish the Polar Bear was born at the Park, first Polar Bear to be born in the UK for 25 years. His mother Victoria is the only female Polar Bear in Scotland. There are two large male Polar Bears named Walker and Arktos, not sure which one is in the image right.

2019 - the Snow Leopard named Animesh had three Cubs.

2019 - I visited the Park with the highlight driving right past a herd of Bison. The Tiger and Polar Bears were impressive too, with one of the Polar Bears in particular a huge animal.

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