Monkey business with new arrivals at Yorkshire Wildlife

Hot on the heels of the arrival of Rasputin the new polar bear, there is exciting news for monkey fans from Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Two new species of primate have arrived at the award-winning park and will be making their debut during February half term. The two new species are from different parts of the world. The striking black and …

Educational sessions launch at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park to boost school children’s chances of finding work

School children are to be given the chance to learn essential skills to boost their chances of finding work at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The sessions for secondary schools and colleges focus on employability skills through a fun interactive session. YWP Education Manager Jade Bancroft said:” We are really excited to be holding these sessions at the park. Feedback on the initial sessions …

IUCN Guidelines for Assessing Species’
Vulnerability to Climate Change Now Available in Spanish

International climate conservation efforts will be given a major boost at a summit hosted at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park this week. Experts from the Climate Change Specialist Group of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation and Nature) will agree the plan for the next stages of a significant new climate change initiative to promote a deeper understanding of climate change, its …

It has been an exciting 12 months for the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park!

January – Amur Tigers The year began with the Amur Tigers enjoying the winter snow as temperatures dropped closer to those of their natural habitat in Russia. Only 500 Amur Tigers survive in the wild and YWP is at the forefront of the international effort to save the species. February – Polar Bears The country’s only Polar Bears enjoyed a freezing …

Polar Bear Birthday Celebrations at Yorkshire Wildlife Park!

There are a bundle of Polar Bear birthday celebrations at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park over the coming week – with three birthdays. Nobby started the present opening on Monday as he celebrated his sixth birthday. He was delighted with his gift, a marine buoy and made the most of his birthday treat at Project Polar, the ten-acre reserve he shares …

Rescued Wallaby finds a new life at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

A wallaby that was shot and left for dead by teenagers in Berkshire has been nursed back to health and found a safe home at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster. The animal was wounded near a children’s playground. Mobile phone footage shows it tumbling to the ground after it was shot and man’s voice can be heard encouraging the laughing youngsters …