Yorkshire Wildlife Park announces with deep sadness today that Victor, the country’s oldest and most popular polar bear, has passed away.

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Despite the best efforts of the veterinary team who attended when 22 year old Victor was unexpectedly taken ill earlier today, Victor sadly suffered terminal kidney failure and vets had no choice but to put him to sleep. Victor was born at Rostock Zoo, Germany before moving to Rhenen in the Netherlands but after retiring from the European breeding programme …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park to welcome new polar bear

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A new polar bear will be arriving at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park in the autumn as the park continues its acclaimed animal conservation work. Hamish, the first polar bear cub born in the UK for 25 years, will be welcomed into the park’s five-strong family at the Project Polar, a twelve-acre network of lakes and reserves, in October. The …

Animals at Yorkshire Wildlife Park enjoy refreshing treats as temperatures soar

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Everyone loves an ice lolly when the sun is shining and Mani the white-faced Saki monkey made the most of his treat at a sweltering Yorkshire Wildlife Park. With the thermometer hitting 30C, the award-winning park’s animals cooled off with dips in pools and ponds or relaxed in the shade. Mani was grateful for his natural fruit ice that was …

TV star Helen Skelton is enchanted by Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s new red pandas as she opens two reserves.

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TV star Helen Skelton was thrilled to be back among rare and endangered species as she visited the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park yesterday (Tuesday) to open two new reserves. The BBC Countryfile presenter was able to feed and get up close to the animals as she previewed the park’s summer expansion. She was treated to a close-up view of the …

Classical superstar Katherine Jenkins Safari Nights performance postponed until 2021

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SUPERSTAR Katherine Jenkins headline appearance at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s series of Wild Live Safari Night concerts this summer has been postponed till 2021 due to the pandemic.   The Mezzo Soprano singer song writer, who is officially the world’s most successful Classical Singer ever with 13 number one albums in just over a decade, will now perform on Saturday  August …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park re-opens with a splash

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park has re-opened with a big splash from polar bears Nissan and Pixel who showed off their diving skills to delighted visitors. The award-winning park is making the most of its 150 acres and five kilometres of paths to make sure guests can enjoy the unique surroundings safely. The playful polar bears relished cooling off in their 8-metre …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park gears up to reopen as Government allows zoos to open

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The award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park is delighted at news that the government has reviewed its decision on current restrictions on the reopening of zoos and safari parks ahead of today’s parliamentary debate when MP’s will discuss the crisis facing zoos and aquariums. The park had taken a severe financial hit as even with 70% of staff furloughed there are still …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park appeal to Government to review restrictions

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The award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park has appealed to the government to review its decision on current restrictions ahead of a parliamentary debate on Thursday 11th June. MP’s will discuss the crisis facing zoos and aquariums as they remain on the list of businesses that must stay closed in the UK. The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and …

Giant otters at Yorkshire Wildlife Park enjoy a refreshing dip as they celebrate World Otter Day.

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The giant otters at award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park enjoyed a cooling swim yesterday as they celebrated World Otter Day.  But there was no audience for their antics in the water, as the Park near Doncaster has been temporarily closed due to the pandemic since March 22nd.  Rangers continue to work tirelessly to care for the hundreds of animals at the …