Polar bear moves house! 北極熊搬家


Polar bear moves house! 北極熊搬家


有關 「animal conservation(動物保護)」 的詞彙


What’s the polar bear’s name?


Hamish has lived his life in the spotlight. He first captured hearts in 2017 when he became the first polar bear cub to be born in the UK in 25 years.


His name was chosen through a public vote.


Now, not so little, at two-and-a-half years old, he’s finally moved from the Scottish Highlands to his new home in Doncaster [in England] after years of practising for the trip – a seven-hour journey by road.


Keith Gilchrist, Animal Collection Manager, Highland Wildlife Park
He has been trained to enter his travel crate for the past year – probably more – which is a very slow process – tiny little baby steps.

基思‧吉爾克里斯特     高地野生動物公園動物管理部經理

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland had always planned to move Hamish to another zoo, once he was between two and three years old. That’s the age a cub typically leaves its mother in the wild.

蘇格蘭皇家動物學會(The Royal Zoological Society)一直計畫在哈米什兩到三歲的時候把他送到另一個動物園去。這是在野外幼崽通常離開母親的年齡段。

Conservationists estimate there are less than 35,000 polar bears left worldwide. Keepers at the Highland Wildlife Park are hopeful that his departure will give parents Victoria and Arktos the space they need to bring more cubs into the world.


Keith Gilchrist, Animal Collection Manager, Highland Wildlife Park
Later this year, or early next year, we do hope to pair Victoria with Arktos again, and we’ll keep our fingers crossed for Hamish 2!

基思‧吉爾克里斯特     高地野生動物公園動物管理部經理

Now he’s settling into his new surroundings where he’s enjoying his favourite treats – hotdogs, salmon and cod liver oil.

現在哈米什正在適應新家的環境,享用他最愛吃的美食 —— 熱狗、三文魚和魚肝油。


captured hearts 俘獲了人們的心

baby steps 向成功邁進的小步

bring into the world 把…帶到這個世界上,生育

fingers crossed 但願,祈求好運

settling into 安頓下來,適應新環境


His name is Hamish.