Scotland’s Polar Bear Dead

Mercedes the Polar Bear recently moved in 2009 from Edinburgh Zoo to the Highland Wildlife Park has been put to sleep after a period of illness.

Mercedes was 30 years old and had spent 25 of those years in Scotland, staff and visitors alike from the visitor centre say they will dearly miss her.

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Male Peregrine Poisoned at Nest at Strathhaven near to Dungavel Reservoir in South Lanarkshire

The Peregrine Falcon was poisoned prior to its nest being plundered of its eggs.

Traces of a banned pesticide was found in the Peregrines body that was found next to the empty nest.

Other nesting sites in the area have also been targeted this year.

Any information phone crimestoppers on. 0800 555 111

Estate Searched As Poisoned Buzzards Found

After two Buzzards were found dead on a Perthshire estate alongside  poisoned bait last month officers from the wildlife crime unit the R.S.P.B. and S.G.R.P.I.D. mounted an operation to search the estate after obtaining a warrant on  Wednesday 7th April.

A 62 year old man was taken to Tayside divisional H.Q. in Perth for questioning and later released pending further inquiries.

A number of items were removed from the estate for forensic examination the Perthshire estate has not been named.

Peregrine Falcons Poisoned


A pair of wild peregrine falcons have been found dead near corsington tower block of flats in Motherwell.

A post mortem showed them to have been poisened with the poison strychnine

P.C JAMES RUDDELL the investigating wildlife officer has appealed for any information concerning this wildlife crime.

Phone Motherwell Police Office – 01698 483000. crimestoppers – 0800 555 111