YWP submits planning application for first phase of £50m expansion

The first phase of a stunning expansion to create more than 300 jobs and a £50 million boost to the local economy of the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park has been submitted to Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council for planning permission. The 150-acre expansion will improve facilities and increase the species of animals cared for at the innovative park, which is aiming …

Christmas Fair Applications

Traders Applications Open for Christmas Fair 2017

Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s Christmas Fair returns with 100 beautiful stalls, set to get everyone into the festive spirit. The indoor, fully heated marquee will be packed full of fantastic stalls and entertainment, including crafts, food, drinks, confectionery and much more. There will be live music, and entertainment plus traditional fairground rides* to keep the little ones entertained, as well as …

Rhino Bromance

A budding bro-mance at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Photo Credit: David Roberts It’s a bro-mance rarely seen but Black Rhinos Dayo and Hodari have become inseparable. Normally solitary animals, the pair are proving the power of friendship at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. And wallowing around in the mud is always better when there’s two of you to share the fun. The critically endangered black rhinos were introduced at the …

IUCN Meeting

The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Species Survival Commission

The Climate Change Summit in Paris discussed the clear and urgent threat to many thousands of species as weather systems and habitats change. In response to the US’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the ICUN’s Director General commented: Read more about IUCN www.iucn.org/news/secretaria/201706/iucn-director-general%E2%80%99s-statement-us-announcement-regard-paris-agreement And how YWPF support them http://www.ywpfoundation.com/projects-we-support/iucns-species-survival-commission/ On the 20 – 22 June the IUCN Specialist Group for …

Consultation

Yorkshire Wildlife Park announces 50m expansion plan

Award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park has announced expansion plans that will bring £50m investment and over 300 extra jobs. The park has secured 150 acres of land adjacent to the current site and is developing plans, which have the potential to make it one of the leading destinations in the UK. Yorkshire Wildlife Park was founded eight years ago and has …

Paris Climate Agreement

YWP reconfirms climate change commitment after Trump withdrawal

The award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park (YWP) has reconfirmed its commitment to combating climate change in the wake of President Donald Trump withdrawing the US from the Paris climate accord. The park issued a statement in support of global initiatives to support animals at risk from disappearing habitat caused by climate change. The 300-acre park, at Branton, near Doncaster, is home …

Little Paws

Little Paws Photography Competition

Calling all young photographers! Yorkshire Wildlife Park have launched a unique competition for young photographers; from five up to sixteen years of age. This photographic competition aims to inspire kids to learn about wildlife photography and capture fantastic pictures of the incredible animals at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. We hope to give budding young photographers a great opportunity to showcase their …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation Gives Double Boost to Critically Endangered Rhinos

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation Gives Double Boost to Critically Endangered Rhinos

The safety of threatened rhinos has been given a huge boost with grants from the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation. It has funded two key projects that will protect black and white rhino populations across Kenya which are being ruthlessly targeted by poachers. The devastating trade has left many young rhinos orphaned and vulnerable without the protection of their parents. The …

Classic cars roar into Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Classic cars roar into Yorkshire Wildlife Park

A distinctive roar will sound out over the Yorkshire Wildlife Park this weekend as a fleet of sleek classic and new cars goes on display. The purring and growling sounds of finely-tuned engines will join the familiar animal calls for the unique event at the award-winning park. The Alfa Romeo Owners Club (AROC) is holding its first major gathering of …

Lottery

Tigers Roar into Doncaster as Search Steps Up for Town’s Missing Lottery Winner

The tigers and other exotic animal residents at Yorkshire Wildlife Park today joined The National Lottery in its hunt for a missing EuroMillions winner from Doncaster. A £197,954.50 EuroMillions prize remains unclaimed in the town and the winner has just one week left to claim this amazing sum of money. The missing EuroMillions ticket is from the draw on 28 …