Take your experience to higher level! If you are ranger academy graduate, currently on or accepted for an animal related course, this is the ideal opportunity to gain valuable insights from our veterinarian.


The YWP Advanced Ranger Academy is exclusively for 17-19 old Ranger Academy graduates*.

This two-day advanced course will give students the opportunity to shadow our vet on his rounds, work within the new rhino house and be involved with polar bear and giraffe training.

Students will also gain a better understanding of animal transportation, native species surveys, the work of YWPF and much more!

With only a limited number places available, this is an exclusive opportunity not to be missed.

*Exclusive only to Ranger Academy course graduates who are currently on or have been accepted on to an animal related course.

  • Advanced Ranger Academy
  • Advanced Ranger Academy
  • Advanced Ranger Academy
  • Advanced Ranger Academy

This two-day intense course is packed with practical workshops to enhance on-going animal related studies. Day one includes an exclusive access all areas vet round with some demonstrations and practical activities along the way, providing the perfect opportunity to see a large animal vet in action and ask lots of questions. The afternoon will be spent with our hoofstock team, learning more about their role and working with them on section. Students will also take part in a workshop about the importance of animal record keeping, logistics of organising animal moves and the correct licensing. The day will end by helping to plan and take part in a mini Bio Blitz survey focusing on the native wildlife at YWP.

On day two it’s an early start working with our carnivore team at project polar and then moving on to spend some time with the big cats. You will take part in a practical workshop and see some amazing animal training in action with YWP staff that have worked extensively in this field. There will be a workshop on the important work that YWP does to improve animal welfare internationally. Students will also join our big bug crew and become part of the presentations team to learn all about the tricks of the trade! Students will also have the opportunity to meet up with the animal rangers to learn more about their day to day role and take a look behind the scenes at some other locations around the park. It will then be time to complete the Bio Blitz native species survey. Finally, there will be a chance to learn all about the important conservation work that the YWPF does overseas and how you can get involved.

“The course has made me more determined to achieve my career goals of working in conservation and education.” Josh Saxton
“Thank you so much for an unforgettable week. Jade and Natalie have been amazing teachers, making me feel relaxed and comfortable all week. I will miss this experience.”Jamie Holliday
“You’ve exceeded everything I need to know and more!”Molly Rice


Contact our Education team on 01302535057 or email for more information!