A new fleet of cars has roared to life at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park

The vehicles will be used around the park and for the education team to visit schools to deliver sessions on Polar bears, climate change and sustainability. As part of a sponsorship deal with dealership Evans Halshaw, they have been decorated with striking graphics of some of the park’s most famous animals including Victor the Polar Bear and Drake the Amur …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Awarded a Visit England Gold Accolade

Yorkshire Wildlife Park has just received another prestigious honour by being awarded a VisitEngland Gold Accolade. The award, which places YWP among the elite of English tourist attractions, was confirmed after a detailed assessment of the innovative park. Inspectors said the Gold Accolade was a ‘testament to the high standards achieved’ at the fast-growing walk through wildlife park near Doncaster. …

Romulus

It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that Romulus, our alpha male Guinea baboon, has passed away. He had lived with epilepsy for many years and has sadly died following a seizure, he was undoubtedly a great character and will be very much missed by everyone here at the park! Find this post interesting? Share it …

Nobby the polar bear arrives at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Nobby the polar bear has become the latest special addition to the animal kingdom at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The two-year-old took his first steps around his new home today (Thursday) at the award-winning park where he joins a trio of polar pals. Nobby is the fourth polar bear at YWP and the unique group will be a major force in …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park charge ahead to save critically endangered black rhino

Award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park is charging ahead with plans to help save the critically endangered black rhino as part of a £3.6m expansion and improvement plan for 2016. The current African Plains will be completely redeveloped and expanded in a £1.6m project to create a walk through Safari experience featuring a new rhino house and integrated reserves. It is hoped …

YWPF becomes a major partner in the global fight to protect wildlife from climate change

he Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation (YWPF) has become a major partner in the global fight to protect wildlife from climate change. A crucial partnership has been established between the Foundation and the Climate Change Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Species Survival Commission. The group, which consists of more than twenty leading scientists around the …

Critically endangered Amur leopard cubs make debut

A pair of critically endangered Amur leopard cubs are taking their first tiny steps in public today but their progress is huge leap for their endangered species. The leopards were born in June at Leopard Heights in the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park as part of a crucial international conservation project. Amur leopards are one of the most threatened species on …

YWP welcomes Nissan the Polar Bear

Nissan the polar bear has arrived in Yorkshire sent from Russia with love. The 22-month-old is settling in well at his new home after an epic journey from Moscow to be part of the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s Project Polar. He joins favourites Victor, 16, and two-year-old Pixel at the 10 acre Project Polar reserve at the innovative park, near …

Goodbye Khan, hello Baxter!

Trading places has worked well for Baxter the camel who became an instant hit at his new home at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The 11-year-old Bactrian made the short trip down from Malton and settled into his new surroundings at the award-winning park and was soon drawing the attention of admiring female camels. Baxter will now be a star attraction at …