Polar bears enjoy a pawsome snow day as temperatures plummet at Doncaster’s Yorkshire Wildlife Park

As temperatures plummeted below freezing, the polar bears at Yorkshire Wildlife Park were in their element.

Saturday, 2nd February 2019, 10:53 am
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 16:06 pm
Polar bears enjoy a snow day at Doncaster's Yorkshire Wildlife Park

The four bears, Nobby, Nissan, Pixel and Victor revelled in the snow. 

 

Polar bears enjoy the snow at Doncaster's Yorkshire Wildlife Park

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Its Project Polar Reserve became a winter wonderland to the four polar bears who enjoy its ten acres of caves, lakes and rolling terrain.  

 

An Ussuri brown bear at Doncaster's Yorkshire Wildlife Park

 

“It’s amazing to see all the animals including our polar bears at Yorkshire Wildlife Park enjoying the snow while the rest of the nation is wrapping up warm,” said Kim Wilkins, animal team leader of the park at Branton, near Doncaster. 

 

The scene at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park yesterday

 

“It’s especially exciting that our four brown bears are experiencing their first ever snow day in the UK.”  

The three Ussuri brown bears, Riku, Kai and Hanako, were rescued from a museum in Japan to start a new life in Yorkshire last year.  

Polar bears Doncaster's Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Ussuri brown bears frolic in the snow
The snowy scene at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park yesterday