The Park now has a family of Amur Tigers and most recently a polar bear called Mercedes in residence, and I gather there are plans to move more 'tundra' species further north too (presumably on the assumption that the Cairngorms are a little closer to tundra than can be realistically achieved in Corstorphine).
My brief trip up to the Cairngorms was driven by the desire to see a Highland Tiger (aka Wildcat) - as a result of sponsoring one earlier in the year, and by the need to fit in at least one trip to Scotland in 2009.
The light wasn't great for photography, but a few snaps follow. I'll try and get back early next year when there is some snow on the ground.
|Cairngorms December 2009|
My guides around the park were GoWild-Scotland - thanks to Aaron for his guidance in making the best of the available light.