Princess Anne officially opened a new wolf enclosure at the Highland Wildlife Park near Kincraig earlier this month. The new £300,000 enclosure, which was built by Royal Engineers, covers a larger area of ground and includes an impressive viewing platform. It is expected that the wolves – a female called Elara and five-year-old male called Puika – will breed and rear cubs. The Princess Royal also took time to tour the park, which is home to the UK’s only polar bear, as well as Amur tigers and snow monkeys.

The Highland Wildlife Park is a great family day out when you are staying in the Highlands of Scotland. If you are looking for accommodation in the Aviemore area, then there are holiday houses of all sizes within this region. There is the Traditional Country House which sleeps up to 11 people or you can choose a larger property, which is this Traditional Shooting Lodge for up to 16 people. Both within about 5 miles from the Wildlife Park, and ideal for family holidays. Contact Scotts Castle Holidays for more details.