Senior Ranger Academy

Award winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park launches Senior Ranger Academy

A unique opportunity to walk and talk with the animals is being offered at the award winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s Senior Ranger Academy. The week-long hands-on course for the over fifties provides unrivalled access to help care for a range of animals and to learn how the park’s team looks after its 400 animals. The Academy features practical and theory …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Christmas Fair 2016 Trader Applications

After the success of last year’s event, and numbers of visitors attending, the Christmas market will be run over two weekends this year. We will again be creating a ‘Christmas Fair Experience’, including children’s activities, Victorian fairground amusements, and more. Central to this will be two market areas; Our aim is to create a ‘Festive Ambience’ and to enhance the …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s giraffe’s star in awareness campaign

The animal with longest neck was the star of events on the longest day of the year at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The four YWP giraffes, including Jambo a critically endangered Rothschild giraffe, lapped up the attention from visitors, on June 21st which is usually the longest day of the year –though this year as a Leap Year the …

Rare Tigers’ aquatic antics at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Photo Credits: Bob Stone Hector and Harley show their colours as they splash around to prove who is top cat in their family. The rare Amur Tigers, only 15 months old, towered up on their hind legs and visitors spellbound with their aquatic antics at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The dynamic duo enjoyed the playful duel that sent the …

Ranger Academy

YWP’s Education team win BIAZA silver award for “Ranger Academy” as the Association celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s education team have been recognised for their work in the “Education Award Category” at the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums 50th Anniversary awards ceremony. The Ranger Academy course incorporates both practical and theory experience for students aged 15-17. The course not only gives the students a realistic insight into working within an animal collection, …

Olympian Gold medalist Jessica Ennis-Hill walks tall at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill is used to reaching to the stars for glory, but she had a tall order when she visited the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The Gold medalist had to scale the heights to feed the four giraffes who are favourites with visitors at the innovative park, at Branton, near Doncaster. She will be hoping the lofty animals will …

Vulnerable hedgehogs find refuge at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Vulnerable hedgehogs have found a refuge in the woodland and hedgerows of the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Experts released 23 of the rescued animals in the park to boost the species chances of survival as part of a conservation project. Hedgehog numbers are declining rapidly in the UK and have dipped from 36.5 million 60 years ago to little over …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Tackles A Tall Order – a Giraffe with a sore shoulder

Getting aches and pains as you get older can be a problem when you have the longest limbs in the animal kingdom. Behansin, a ten-year-old giraffe, needed some high-tec physio after rangers noticed that he suffered from a sore shoulder and was slightly lame on his left foreleg. They decided to investigate and enlist the help of animal physio specialists. …

7th heaven for Yorkshire Wildlife Park

The award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park is in seventh heaven as it celebrates its birthday with record breaking figures. The fast-growing attraction is seven years old today Monday (April 4) having started with 35 staff and annual visitor figures of 66,000. Last year the Park welcomed over 678,000 visitors last year, had over 250 staff and is now in the top …