Cairngorms National Park - Highland Perthshire, Aviemore, Glenlivet, Royal Deeside

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Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Cairngorm mountains and ancient Scots Pine Forests, Aviemore and The Cairngorms National Park remains Scotland's favourite all year round visitor destination. Whether you're skiing, snow boarding, climbing, walking or just touring, you'll be doing it in some of Europe's finest and most spectacular National Park.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Wolf pups born at Highland Wildlife Park, Aviemore, Cairngorms

Wolf Pups Born in Kincraig

Five European grey wolf pups have been born at the Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig, near Aviemore.
Now six weeks old, the wolves have still to be sexed by staff at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland site.

Discover Scottish wildlife and endangered animals of the world's mountains and tundra in our spectacular setting. Drive around the Main Reserve in your own car and then investigate the walk-round area on foot.Discover Scottish wildlife and endangered animals of the world's mountains and tundra in the spectacular setting of the Highland Wildlife Park.  For a great day out for all the family, the Highland Wildlife Park is a unique safari-style park located in a spectacular setting near Kincraig, just 7 miles south of Aviemore, within the Cairngorms National Park.

The Park was first opened in 1972 and is run by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland who also own Edinburgh Zoo. As well as native Scottish wildlife, our animals now include endangered species of the world's mountain and tundra regions. Drive through the Main Reserve looking out for herds of European bison, red deer, yaks, Tibetan wild ass, reindeer and one of the world's rarest mammals, the Przewalski horse. You can then explore the rest of the Park on foot to discover beaver, snow monkeys, red pandas, wolves, wildcats, lynx, Amur tigers and Mercedes and Walker, the polar bears.

Each day, visitors can join feeding talks throughout the walkround area and take the opportunity to find out more about the animals from the expert keepers. Afterwards, visit Antlers café in the Visitor Centre - offering a range of hot and cold dishes and snacks, enjoy the spectacular views over the snow monkey enclosure to the Spey valley beyond. The Wildthings giftshop is also located in the Visitor Centre and stocks a selection of gifts and souvenirs that reflect the ethos and character of the Highland Wildlife Park and the surrounding Highlands of Scotland.

A great day out for everyone!  For more information on Kincraig village check out our Kincraig village page.
Below are just some of the amazing animals and attractions that can be found at the Kincraig Highland Wildlife Park near Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park. park

Opening Times

The Highland Wildlife Park is open every day of the year* apart from the 25th of December.
April to October 10 am to 5 pm (last entry 4 pm)
July to August 10 am to 6 pm (last entry 5 pm)
November to March 10 am to 4 pm (last entry 3 pm)
*Winter opening:
On days with deep snow and ice, please telephone us before starting out on your journey to avoid disappointment (01540 651270).
Dog owners your dog must either be left in the free kennels at the entrance gate or remain in your car for the duration of your visit.
You will need 2-3 hours for a full experience of the Highland Wildlife Park


By Main Road -  Highland Wildlife Park is only 6 miles south of Aviemore. Travelling north on the A9 (Inverness), turn off for Kingussie / Kincraig, and follow the B9152 north. Travelling south on the A9 (Perth), turn off south of Aviemore for Kincraig and follow the B9152 through Kincraig to the Park. Kincraig itself is a small village, but the Highland Folk Museum is sign posted well from the A9 in both directions.

Contact Details

Highland Wildlife Park
Kincraig, Kingussie
Cairngorms National Park
PH21 1NL
Infoline: 01540 651270
Fax: 01540 651236


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