Hamish the white coat of the polar bear is transformed after a very muddy bath in his Scottish house

Hamish the polar bear today saw a relaxing dip in muddy water, turning his brown coat over

Hamish the white coat of the polar bear is transformed after a very muddy bath in his Scottish house

  • Hamish the playful cub was the first polar bear born in Britain for 25 years, arriving last December in December
  • He saw it as a relaxing dive in a very muddy bath in his home in Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig
  • The young bear could play with his mother Victoria in the snowy Scottish game park
  • Hamish, who has attracted thousands of visitors, celebrates his first birthday on December 18th

Henry Martin for Mailonline

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Hamish the polar bear was proposed today to take a relaxing dip in the muddy water of his Scottish house.

The cub, who was the first polar bear to be born in Great Britain for 25 years, was photographed in Highland Wildlife Park near Kincraig.

His mother Victoria was seen playing with the popular bear, who celebrates his first birthday on Tuesday, December 18.

The number of visitors to Highland Wildlife Park almost doubled after Hamish's birth last year. The number of visitors increased from 122,538 in 2017 to more than 200,000 visitors in December this year, according to the Shropshire Star.

Hamish the polar bear today saw a relaxing dip in muddy water, turning his brown coat over

Hamish the polar bear today saw a relaxing dip in muddy water, turning his brown coat over

The young cub was photographed for his first birthday in his Scottish home in Highland Wildlife Park near Kincraig

The young cub was photographed for his first birthday in his Scottish home in Highland Wildlife Park near Kincraig

The young cub was photographed for his first birthday in his Scottish home in Highland Wildlife Park near Kincraig

Young Hamish has attracted thousands of visitors to the Scottish Wildlife Park since his birth on December 18 last year

Young Hamish has attracted thousands of visitors to the Scottish Wildlife Park since his birth on December 18 last year

Young Hamish has attracted thousands of visitors to the Scottish Wildlife Park since his birth on December 18 last year

Hamish was the first polar bear to be born in Britain for 25 years and his name was chosen from a list of four by a public vote.

Hamish was the first polar bear to be born in Britain for 25 years and his name was chosen from a list of four by a public vote.

Hamish was the first polar bear to be born in Britain for 25 years and his name was chosen from a list of four by a public vote.

A public vote decided to choose the young bear and chose Hamish from a list of four possible names – the others were Poulsen, MacKinnon and Artor.

The shortlist of names was drawn up by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland in April and was voted publicly.

Poulsen was a tribute to behavior expert Else Poulsen, who worked in the park, and MacKinnon was put forward in memory of a supporter of society.

Artor is a Pictish name for a bear and a nod to the father of the cub Arktos, but Hamish would be ideal for a polar bear born in the Highlands & # 39 ;.

Hamish & # 39; s mother Victoria was able to play with the popular cub on Tuesday for his upcoming first birthday

Hamish & # 39; s mother Victoria was able to play with the popular cub on Tuesday for his upcoming first birthday

Hamish & # 39; s mother Victoria was able to play with the popular cub on Tuesday for his upcoming first birthday

His other three possible names were Poulsen, MacKinnon and Artor, but Hamish would be ideal for a polar bear born in the Highlands & # 39;

His other three possible names were Poulsen, MacKinnon and Artor, but Hamish would be ideal for a polar bear born in the Highlands & # 39;

His other three possible names were Poulsen, MacKinnon and Artor, but Hamish would be ideal for a polar bear born in the Highlands & # 39;

The shortlist of names was drawn up by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland in April and was voted publicly

The shortlist of names was drawn up by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland in April and was voted publicly

The shortlist of names was drawn up by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland in April and was voted publicly

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