Polar Bears

  • Status

    Vulnerable Species

  • Size

    Up to 600 kg

  • Threat

    Climate Change

  • Distribution


  • Diet


Project Polar at Yorkshire Wildlife Park is home to the only Polar Bears in England!

Our world-class habitats are currently home to EIGHT wonderful Polar Bears: 'The Boys' Nobby, Hamish, Luka & Sisu who can be found at the 10-acre Project Polar and Flocke, mother to triplets; Indiana, Yuma & tiny tot Tala can be found at Project Polar #2.

This is one of the world's leading centres for Polar Bear welfare and conservation.  Yorkshire Wildlife Park is the largest centre for Polar Bears outside of Canada!

Where in the park?

Project Polar is the largest Polar Bear centre outside Canada. 

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Polar Bears are the largest living land carnivore on Earth, with adult males reaching between 2.5 and 3 metres in length. They live along the coastlines in the Circumpolar North and the Arctic tundra. Their latin name means ‘Sea Bear’.


The largest lake at Project Polar contains over 25.5 million gallons of water! The cold 8 metre deep lake is fantastic for these amazing animals to swim, dive and play in and features an island that you will frequently see the bears jumping off into the water.


Native arctic bears are divided into 19 subpopulations. Several of these populations are at risk of declining numbers due to climate change. Scientists predict that unless we take action to mitigate man-made climate change, Polar Bears may go extinct by the end of this century.


Polar Bears depend on sea ice for hunting and breeding. This is melting at an alarming rate due to human activity. The Wildlife Foundation support Polar Bears International in building momentum for action on climate change and work closely with the world’s leading Polar Bear and climate scientists.

Polar Bear (CR.David Roberts) (1)

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Help suport Polar Bears care at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

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What's on today

Daily programme

Daily programme at Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Time Event Location
2:00 PM Polar Bear Ranger Talk Project Polar
2:30 PM Daily Carnivore Feed See on arrival
Diving Polar Bear

Polar Bear Experience

Our Polar Bear Experience is truly a fantastic and unique opportunity to get up close and personal with our four polar bears, impossible anywhere else in the country!

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