Chosen by the winner of the current prize draw ran by the wildlife conservation charity to lift funds for Scotland’s Wildlife Discovery Centre, the cub’s title will likely be Brodie, a Scottish phrase which means second son.
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Public viewing for Brodie and mum Victoria will now open from Monday 28 March however workers on the park are advising guests the cub could solely be seen for small durations of time to start with.
Vickie Larkin, carnivore staff chief at Highland Wildlife Park mentioned, “We’re so excited for guests to lastly see little Brodie and wish to remind everybody they have to e-book their tickets prematurely.
“He’s doing very effectively and is rising extra assured on daily basis. You will need to bear in mind Brodie could solely be seen for brief spurts to start with as he begins to discover his enclosure and develop stronger on his toes. After a lap of his enclosure, our wee cub enjoys a great snooze within the den with mum.
“Like the opposite polar bears right here on the park, Brodie will act as an envoy for his cousins within the wild. Seeing cubs like this up shut is a good way to attach with nature and lift consciousness of the plight the species faces within the wild.”
The prize draw, which ran for 2 weeks, raised over £70,000 to assist the charity construct Scotland’s Wildlife Discovery Centre on the park. The fortunate winner, Brian, selected the cub’s title from a keeper shortlist.
Brian Whitehead, the winner, mentioned, “That is no doubt among the best issues that has ever occurred for us and will certainly be a life altering expertise. I went with Brodie in the long run due to it which means second son, the household title Brodie has shut ties within the space traditionally, it is extremely Scottish.
“We will barely include our pleasure as a result of we had our first go to to the park final week, and it far exceeded our expectations. The following go to goes to be much more superior since we’ll get to return again once more for the final word expertise to satisfy little Brodie. We nonetheless can’t fairly imagine it.”
Vickie continued, “We’re extremely grateful to everybody who entered our once-in-a-lifetime prize draw to assist deliver Scotland’s Wildlife Discovery Centre to life, and in flip, will permit our charity to attach much more individuals with nature and allow guests and communities to guard endangered animals.”
Photographs credited to RZSS