VIDEO: Giant polar bear settles into new home at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

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The country’s only giant polar bear is settling into his new home at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Visitors will be able to see 480-kilo Victor in his new spectacular polar bear reserve from midday today (August 18).

July 10, 2014

Victor the Polar Bear is seen in his current home in Ouwehand Zoo in Rhenen in the Netherlands.

He was visited by representatives from Yorkshire Wildlife Park prior to him being transported there for his retirement.

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July 10, 2014 Victor the Polar Bear is seen in his current home in Ouwehand Zoo in Rhenen in the Netherlands. He was visited by representatives from Yorkshire Wildlife Park prior to him being transported there for his retirement. Exclusive WORLDWIDE RIGHTS Pictures by : FameFlynet UK � 2014 Tel : +44 (0)20 3551 5049 Email : info@fameflynet.uk.com

The 15-year-old arrived in England after a carefully-planned trip from his former home in Rhenen Zoo, Holland.

Victor, who arrived via ferry at Hull on Thursday morning, was accompanied by his Dutch keeper Dorine van Appledoorn who stayed at YWP for the weekend to help him settle in.

“We are delighted to welcome Victor to the park and be able to make a contribution to polar bear conservation. Victor has made a great contribution to the European breeding programme and his genes are very well represented now so the decision was made to retire him to YWP,” said Director John Minion.

 

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