Our VIP Brown Bear experience is an absolutely amazing chance to see the world-famous Ussuri Brown Bears in their beautiful new surroundings at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

A truly special chance to see the Bears in person.

In August 2018, our rescue of three Ussuri Brown Bears from a museum in Japan made headlines around the globe.

The Bears had been kept in very small cages for their entire lives, and had never even seen grass before they arrived here.

Since their arrival, the three Bears (Kai, Riku and Hanako) have settled in amazingly well, and have loved roaming around their spacious reserve and tucking in to their new diet of fresh meat, fish and vegetables.

Now is your chance to go behind the scenes and meet these beautiful creatures face to face. At the purpose-built rescue and rehabilitation reserve, you will help one of our carnivore rangers hide enrichment around the spacious fields, which the Bears love to forage for and play with.

In the house you will have the fantastic opportunity to come face to face with either Kai or Riku as you feed them some of their favourite treats.

This experience is not suitable for children under the age of 8.

Age Suitability: The Brown Bear Experience is suitable for people over the age of 8. All children must be accompanied by a full paying participating adult (age 16+).

Price: £600 for 2 people (additional guests £250pp), price includes entry into Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Maximum number of people: A maximum of 3 people are permitted on the Brown Bear Experience at one time.

Clothing: Sensible footwear (closed toe) and clothing are required on the experience. We advise you to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.


Booking for a Brown Bear Experience is easy! Book a Brown Bear Experience for a specific date by clicking the button below.