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
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Camping & Touring Parks in
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.
Red Deer are the largest Deer in the UK.
Stags with 12 points (six per antler) is a
Royal stag, 14 points an Imperial stag, and 16
points or more is referred to as a Monarch.
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.
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,
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
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