Highland Wildlife Park prize draw: 'After-hours' access to park, including feeding snow leopard, polar bears, tiger, on offer to raise funds for Scotland's Wildlife Discovery Centre

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is giving animal lovers the chance to win an after-hours experience at Highland Wildlife Park to meet a snow leopord, polar bears, a tiger and other species.

By Hannah Brown
Monday, 10th May 2021, 1:07 pm
Updated Monday, 10th May 2021, 1:41 pm

Everyone who enters the prize draw will be in with the chance of winning an exclusive ‘after-hours’ tour around the park in the Cairngorms National Park.

Winners can pick from feeding the male snow leopard Koshi, Scotland’s only polar bears, Victoria, Walker and Arktos, the Amur tiger Botzman, or other animals in the park.

The wildlife conservation charity is hoping to raise £50,000 to help build Scotland’s Wildlife Discovery Centre, a new experience at Highland Wildlife Park which will connect people with nature and enable visitors and communities to protect endangered animals.

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The winner will take their pick of feeding polar bears, a snow leopard or a tiger at the Highland Wildlife Park (Photo: RZSS Media).

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David Field, RZSS chief executive and host of the prize tour, said: “Our natural environment is in crisis, with one million species on the brink of extinction and almost half our ecosystems in decline.

“Highland Wildlife Park is loved by people in Scotland, throughout the UK and across the globe.

“With their help, we want to create a truly special, world class experience here in the spectacular Cairngorms National Park.

Polar bears Arktos and Walker (Photo: Polar_bears_Arktos_Walker).

“All of the money raised from entry to our prize draw will go towards building Scotland’s Wildlife Discovery Centre and a series of wildlife discovery hubs at Highland Wildlife Park, which will play a pivotal role in inspiring more people to protect and connect with nature and wildlife.”

“This is a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience and at the same time help protect our natural world.”

Scotland’s Wildlife Discovery Centre will be located at Highland Wildlife Park and take visitors on a journey to explore the stories of people, places, and animals.

Amur tiger Dominika (Photo: RZSS Media)

The discovery, learning and hilltop hubs will feature ‘immersive experiences’ to challenge visitors, inspire action and encourage learning.

Children, young people and local communities will get the opportunity to find out more about Scotland’s wildlife heritage.

Funds from the prize draw will be used to deliver the £5.5 million project, which is supported by pledges from NatureScot and Highlands and Islands Enterprise as well as SSE Renewables.

To find out more about the prize draw you can click here.

Koshi the snow leopard (RZSS Media).

Entry for the prize draw closes on May 31.

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