A POLAR bear is among the animals arriving at a popular wildlife park in its new reserve reflecting life in the Arctic Tundra region.

Jimmy’s Farm and Wildlife Park in Pannington Hall Lane in Wherstead will soon be opening its Tundra reserve to the public.

A polar bear rescued from a closed-down zoo in Sweden has already arrived at the Ipswich site and it is settling into its new home.

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Settling: Ewa enjoying pumpkins in her new homeSettling: Ewa enjoying pumpkins in her new home (Image: Charlotte Bond)

Eighteen-year-old polar bear, Ewa, travelled from Sweden to her new home in Suffolk via the Eurotunnel.

The new enclosure is Europe’s largest polar bear reserve and has an eight-metre-deep pond.

Insider photographs show the bear swimming and exploring its new home.

Jimmy’s Farm has been working with experts in polar bear care to design the enclosure.

Existing animals on the site, reindeer and Arctic foxes will also be moved into the new Tundra reserve area.

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Large: the polar bear climbing out of the waterLarge: the polar bear climbing out of the water (Image: Charlotte Bond)

It features “grassy plains, lakes fed from natural springs and a large area of woodland”.

It has been designed specifically to reflect the habitat of the Arctic Tundra found in North Canada during spring and summer.

The lands are known for being one of the Earth’s coldest, harshest biomes with low temperatures and poor nutrients.

The farm will also introduce 12 Arctic wolves, the largest pack in the UK, rehomed from Cumbria Wildlife Park.

The pack includes a recently born pup called Neville.

A spokesman for Jimmy’s Farm said: “Our polar bear, Ewa, was rescued from a zoo in Sweden called Orsa Rovdjurspark (Orsa Predator Park).

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Enclosure: Ewa inside her enclosureEnclosure: Ewa inside her enclosure (Image: Charlotte Bond)

“Orsa Predator Park was established in 1986, with the vision to create an education centre for the large predators of Sweden.

“As well as polar bears, Orsa Predator Park was home to brown bears, wolves, leopards, lynxes and tigers.

“Sadly, Orsa Predator Park closed its gates forever in November 2022 leaving polar bear, Ewa, facing an uncertain future.

“That’s where we stepped in! Our team has worked closely with experts in polar bear care and behaviour to ensure Ewa’s new home meets the highest standards of welfare.”

Members of the public will be able to see Ewa with their own eyes from Saturday, October 21.