Yorkshire Wildlife Park welcomes New Arrival at Project Polar

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The rangers at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park have welcomed a new polar bear. Hamish, a three year old male bear was moved from Highland Wildlife Park to Doncaster’s Yorkshire Wildlife Park – which is the polar bear capital of the UK with its stunning Project Polar reserves and home to the only Polar Bears in England. Hamish was recommended …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park celebrates UK’s first rare Roloway Monkey birth

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A new arrival at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park has provided a huge boost for a critically endangered species of monkey. According to the international Zoo Database, the birth of the baby Roloway monkey is the first of its kind in the UK and is a major triumph for the European breeding programme – only 3 babies were born in zoos …

Adorable miniature antelope is a new visitor favourite at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park

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The sight of a miniature antelope was enough to stop a squirrel in his food-hoarding tracks at Yorkshire Wildlife Park yesterday. Mr Pistachio, the newest and cutest member of the park’s Dik Dik family, is having fun exploring his surroundings and making new friends at their reserve at the award-winning park. The doe-eyed dainty youngster is causing a stir with …

Award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park to create a dazzling Christmas this year with spectacular light and lantern festival.

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A spectacular light and lantern festival will create a dazzling Christmas at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park this year. A million lights bulbs and LED lights will transform the park for the first time ever into a Winter wonderland featuring 42 different displays with 1,000 individual lanterns. The immersive light installations and interactive exhibits will be the largest ever in …

A colony of Sea Lions are preparing to make Yorkshire Wildlife Park their new home

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A colony of sea lions are about to become TV stars as they prepares to move to the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The six playful animals – male Dominic, 13, and females, Lara, 12, and Bailey,13, and two-year-old youngsters, Hanno, Oakley and Maui – feature in a two-part ITV documentary that charts behind-the-scenes zoo life. The colony will be moving …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park announces with deep sadness today that Victor, the country’s oldest and most popular polar bear, has passed away.

Bonner and Hindley News

Despite the best efforts of the veterinary team who attended when 22 year old Victor was unexpectedly taken ill earlier today, Victor sadly suffered terminal kidney failure and vets had no choice but to put him to sleep. Victor was born at Rostock Zoo, Germany before moving to Rhenen in the Netherlands but after retiring from the European breeding programme …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park to welcome new polar bear

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A new polar bear will be arriving at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park in the autumn as the park continues its acclaimed animal conservation work. Hamish, the first polar bear cub born in the UK for 25 years, will be welcomed into the park’s five-strong family at the Project Polar, a twelve-acre network of lakes and reserves, in October. The …

Animals at Yorkshire Wildlife Park enjoy refreshing treats as temperatures soar

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Everyone loves an ice lolly when the sun is shining and Mani the white-faced Saki monkey made the most of his treat at a sweltering Yorkshire Wildlife Park. With the thermometer hitting 30C, the award-winning park’s animals cooled off with dips in pools and ponds or relaxed in the shade. Mani was grateful for his natural fruit ice that was …

TV star Helen Skelton is enchanted by Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s new red pandas as she opens two reserves.

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TV star Helen Skelton was thrilled to be back among rare and endangered species as she visited the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park yesterday (Tuesday) to open two new reserves. The BBC Countryfile presenter was able to feed and get up close to the animals as she previewed the park’s summer expansion. She was treated to a close-up view of the …