Nobby the polar bear arrives at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Nobby the polar bear has become the latest special addition to the animal kingdom at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The two-year-old took his first steps around his new home today (Thursday) at the award-winning park where he joins a trio of polar pals. Nobby is the fourth polar bear at YWP and the unique group will be a major force in …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park charge ahead to save critically endangered black rhino

Award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park is charging ahead with plans to help save the critically endangered black rhino as part of a £3.6m expansion and improvement plan for 2016. The current African Plains will be completely redeveloped and expanded in a £1.6m project to create a walk through Safari experience featuring a new rhino house and integrated reserves. It is hoped …

YWPF becomes a major partner in the global fight to protect wildlife from climate change

he Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation (YWPF) has become a major partner in the global fight to protect wildlife from climate change. A crucial partnership has been established between the Foundation and the Climate Change Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Species Survival Commission. The group, which consists of more than twenty leading scientists around the …

Critically endangered Amur leopard cubs make debut

A pair of critically endangered Amur leopard cubs are taking their first tiny steps in public today but their progress is huge leap for their endangered species. The leopards were born in June at Leopard Heights in the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park as part of a crucial international conservation project. Amur leopards are one of the most threatened species on …

YWP welcomes Nissan the Polar Bear

Nissan the polar bear has arrived in Yorkshire sent from Russia with love. The 22-month-old is settling in well at his new home after an epic journey from Moscow to be part of the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s Project Polar. He joins favourites Victor, 16, and two-year-old Pixel at the 10 acre Project Polar reserve at the innovative park, near …

Goodbye Khan, hello Baxter!

Trading places has worked well for Baxter the camel who became an instant hit at his new home at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The 11-year-old Bactrian made the short trip down from Malton and settled into his new surroundings at the award-winning park and was soon drawing the attention of admiring female camels. Baxter will now be a star attraction at …

Rare Amur Tiger cubs take their first steps at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Award winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s rare Amur Tiger cubs took their first ever steps into the big wide world of their huge reserve today to celebrate International Tiger Day. It was a big day for the four-month-old cubs as their names, which have been chosen by the public, were also revealed. Meanwhile, visitors to the award-winning park were finally able …

Tiger Cubs Take First Steps Outside

They are hesitant, faltering steps for the young cubs but giant moments for an endangered species of tiger. The trio of Amur Tigers emerged into public daylight for the first time yesterday to signal hope for a majestic animal pushed to the brink of extinction. Under the watchful gaze of mum Tschuna the 8-week-old cubs enjoyed their first brief public …