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 Leopard. YWP also took ownership of a 100% electric Nissan Leaf and a rugged Four Wheel Drive Navara, and also bought a Navara itself.
The electric car will be touring local schools while the Navaras will be used by the Rangers on site and on the road.“The Yorkshire Wildlife Park is such a great local attraction and we’re happy to be supporting it, especially since we hear a polar bear named Nissan was moving in,” said Andrew Lane, dealer principal at Evans Halshaw Nissan Doncaster, which will be servicing and maintaining the vehicles. “The Park is hugely popular across Yorkshire so it’s a privilege to be able to provide the team with these practical and eye catching vehicles to help with the everyday running of the park.”
YWP Director Neville Williams added “We are delighted that Evans Halshaw are supporting us with the vehicles. The Nissan Leaf especially, which is the most sustainable vehicle in the world is a great message for our visitors. The electric to run it is generated from solar panels at the park so it is a completely sustainable. Encouraging sustainable behaviour will help us in our campaign to save Polar bears who are threatened by changes due to climate change”.
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