Project Polar 1
Project Polar is the largest Polar Bear centre outside Canada.
Our world-class habitat is currently home to EIGHT wonderful Polar Bears: 'The Boys' Nobby, Hamish, Luka & Sisu who can be found at Project Polar and Flocke, mother to triplets; Indiana, Yuma & tiny tot Tala who live in Project Polar #2.
The combined 12-acre habitat is divided into two different areas of the park, Project Polar and Project Polar #2, each featuring grassy plains, rocky beaches, water pools and shaded caves. Each reserve was specifically-designed to reflect the habitat of the Arctic tundra commonly found in North Canada during the summer months. Polar Bears in the South Hudson Bay region can spend up to 7 months of the year in very similar climatic conditions to those at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
Arctic Ambassador Centre
Yorkshire Wildlife Park & Project Polar are proud to be an official Polar Bears International Ambassador Centre (PBI AAC). Our aim is to lead the way in educating the public about climate change and how we can all help to reduce carbon emissions within our communities. The goal of our partnership with PBI is to sustain a future for Polar Bear populations across the Arctic. PBI provides AACs with opportunities to participate in research, education, and conservation programs that address the issues endangering Polar Bears.