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Hamish the polar bear waves his Highland Wildlife Park home goodbye

By Tom Ramage

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Bye Hamish! (Photos: Royal Zoological Society of Scotland)
Bye Hamish! (Photos: Royal Zoological Society of Scotland)

Today will see such sweet sorrow for all at the Highland Wildlife Park, as one of its favourite sons finally leaves home.

Hamish the polar bear sensation will head off to his new place in Yorkshire.

He is to be based at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park near Doncaster.

Rachel Williams, senior animal keeper at the Badenoch park, said: “It has been an incredible two and a half years watching Hamish grow.

"He is a very playful bear who will be missed by everyone here at the park.

"Hamish has made a tremendous impression on the thousands of people who visited the park since his birth and helped to highlight the threats many species face in the wild.

“It is exciting to see him moving on and playing his part in the European Endangered Species Programme.

“We’re sure Victoria will appreciate some peace and quiet before any next steps in the breeding programme.

"All being well, we hope to pair her with Arktos again next year.”

Hamish in younger days.
Hamish in younger days.

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