Yorkshire Wildlife Park announces sad loss of rescued Brown Bear

Yorkshire Wildlife Park announces with deep sadness that Hanako, the last of the Ussuri brown bears rescued from Japan, has died. Vets have been rehabilitating and treating Hanako since her arrival last summer. She had lived for 27 years in outdated 6ft by 9ft cages at a Japanese cultural museum on the island of Hokkaido. Her previous cramped and poor …

African Painted Hunting Dog Pack Cares for Orphaned pups

Yorkshire Wildlife Park is deeply saddened by the news that Thabo, the mother of two beautiful African Painted Dog puppies, has passed away. The rare breed of African Painted Hunting Dog puppies are doing well, as illustrated by this lovely photograph, taken by Stephen Corbett, of the pair playing in the sun at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, despite the sadness of …

Back to Nature

Yorkshire Wildlife Park has launched a major ‘back to nature’ initiative to help families connect with the outdoors. The Rewilding Families project involves families taking part in organised activities at the park and encourages them to take part in challenges at home. The park at Branton, near Doncaster, secured £15,000 funding from the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) …

WildLive Safari Nights Return Summer 2019!

The sizzling Safari Nights are returning bigger and better than ever with stunning headline acts at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park this summer. The top live acts will perform concerts on Saturdays throughout August at the UK’s number one walk-through wildlife adventure park which will have extended opening hours. The stellar Wild Live Safari Nights line-up includes BRIT award-winning star …

#EarthDay 2019

#EarthDay is the perfect chance to think about how we can all help the environment. Here’s what we are doing at Yorkshire Wildlife Park to be more environmentally friendly: All of our disposable coffee cups (and lids) are 100% biodegradable  0% of our waste goes to landfill We only use 100% renewable green energy Our Vegware straws are 100% compostable …

Ice Delivery for Polar Bears at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

A brrr-illiant idea has put the animals at Yorkshire Wildlife Park on ice….and they love it! A consignment of ice was delivered to the award-winning park after a generous donation from The Ice Co, the nation’s biggest producer of ice. The park’s four polar bears, Nobby, Nissan, Pixel and Victor, based at the ten-acre Project Polar Reserve, gleefully plunged around …

Surprise Giant Anteater baby born at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

A Giant Anteater baby will be a star attraction this half term at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park.  Mum Tammy, who arrived at the park from a zoo in France in October, shocked staff when she gave birth to a female pup on January 13.  “No-one here or at her previous home was aware of the pregnancy but it was …

YWP’s Polar Bears help with global research

Our Polar Bears have been the focus of attention for cameras again – but this time they were helping wildlife research! The thermal outlines of Park favourites Victor, Pixel, Nissan and Nobby were captured by a series of specialist lenses in a project that could save polar bears when they come into contact with humans. Their heat readings, revealed this …