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Rain and Sun Are The Newest Arrivals at Highland Wildlife Park

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Two European forest reindeer calves born at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park in May have been named. 

Staff at the wildlife conservation charity chose the names Regnar and Solen, which mean rain and sun in Swedish.

After being closed to the public for three months, Highland Wildlife Park has recently reopened meaning visitors can go and meet the youngsters as long as they book in advance.

Keith Gilchrist, animal collection manager at Highland Wildlife Park, said:

“We are all really excited about our new additions and delighted to be able to welcome visitors back to meet them.” 

“Our two boys are doing well and have been named in keeping with our weather theme following on from the birth of Tuuli last year, whose name means wind in Finnish.

“Both boys share the same dad, Sven. With Regnar being born to mum Freya and Solen to mum Sahti.”

While the park is now open, with a wide range of safety measures in place to protect visitors and staff, it is still an incredibly difficult time for the charity.

Keith added:

“We would like to thank everyone for their amazing support so far and for helping us reopen. 

“People can help care for our animals and protect threatened species in Scotland and around the world by donating on our website.”

Those who would like to help can donate here.

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