Summer Family Fun

Summer Fun at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

The Summer holidays are finally here and we have some fantastic family fun in store for you at Yorkshire Wildlife Park 🐯🦁🦏 Explore the woodlands to discover the ALL NEW ‘Jungle Lookout’ play area! Swing and climb like the lemurs inside the giant wooden tree forts. Conquer the obstacle courses, climb the wooden jungle huts and take a ride on …

5 most terrifying animal phobias

5 most terrifying animal phobias

Whether you’re Batman or Wonder Woman everyone has something they’re afraid of, and with Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s Halloween Adventure just around the corner, we take a look at the 5 most terrifying animal phobias. Arachnophobia is the fear of Arachnids, typically spiders (however this can extend to all arachnids, including scorpions and ticks). It’s so prevalent, that up to 50% …

#Picoftheweek

#Picoftheweek 9th September 2016

#Picoftheweek is back for another week, and we’ve had lots of fantastic entries submitted! Here’s our favourite 3: First place goes to Natasha Jefferies for this beautiful shot of one of the Amur tiger cubs. We love the look of concentration! Second place goes to Bob Barton for this rather pensive shot of one of the illusive Amur leopards! A …

#Picoftheweek

Thank you to everyone who entered our #picoftheweek competition, we were inundated with literally hundreds of fantastic photos from all of our wonderful visitors, you are a talented bunch! Rather than choose an overall winner for the week, we decided to pick our top 3, so here they are: First place goes to Gordon Lane for this fabulous action shot …

6 facts about the 6-banded armadillo

Photo Credits: Tony Rawson, David Allott, Ian Ireland & Sharon Scott. One of the most bizarre looking and unique animals in the world, the 6-banded armadillo is a firm favourite with visitors here at the park and to be honest they’re a firm favourite with YWP staff as well. Here are some interesting facts about the “little armoured ones”: Although …

Our YWP Pokémon Adventure!

Since its release in the UK yesterday, Pokémon Go has transported a lot of 20 somethings on a nostalgic trip back the 90’s. We downloaded it yesterday, and I have to say a few of us we’re a little too excited (ok mainly just me) to go and discover what Pokémon were hiding at the park. We grabbed our poké …

Arctic Sea Ice Day

Climate change is a very relevant threat to many ecosystems across the globe, none more so than the Arctic. Created by Polar Bears International, Arctic Sea Ice Day is a national awareness day aimed at calling attention to sea ice losses in the Arctic. Arctic sea ice is an essential component to the complex relationship between species of animals and …

Conserving Local Wildlife

Yorkshire Wildlife Park is home to a range of amazing animals that you wouldn’t usually expect to see in Yorkshire, however it’s also home to a few that you would. As you may know Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a centre for the conservation of a variety of vulnerable, endangered and critically endangered species, working with Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation to …

Otterly Amazing – Happy birthday Mora!

Photo Credits: David Roberts & David Allott Today marks not only a day of celebration for our American cousins across the pond, but also a day of celebration at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Mora, one of two Giant Otters at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, is 3 years old! To celebrate Mora’s birthday, we will be showing you below why we LOVE Giant …

9 unusual facts about giraffes that may astound you!

It’s safe to say Giraffes are some of the most astonishing creatures on the planet, these African giants are the tallest land mammal on the planet, some towering up to an incredible 18 feet! Even if you stacked three average males (at 5ft 10 inches tall) on top of each other, they would still be shorter than some of the …