Life Long Edinburgh residents Walker and Arktos, have today revealed that on numerous occasions they have been refused a mortgage application by the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Three-year-old Walker has been living at the Highland Wildlife Park, near Kincraig, since December 2010, and last year started co-habiting with his partner Arktos.
Walker, believes that their applciation for a mortgage, has been reject by RBS due to the fact that both he and his partner a male, ursine and carnivorous.
"All we want to do is get a step on the property ladder, and buy a little place by the sea which has an abundant supply of seals, fish and the odd ice floe"
"RBS have systematically refused to acknowledge our recent mortgage applications, and have even rejected several applications, in what I believe is blatant discrimination"
AN RBS spokesman has confirmed that no bias is applied to their assessment of mortgage applications, but that in the case of Walker and Arktos their applications have been rejected due to lack of evidence of income, a tendency to have mental helath problems in captivity and that fact that they are huge zoo animals."