Summer Family Fun

Summer Fun at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

The Summer holidays are finally here and we have some fantastic family fun in store for you at Yorkshire Wildlife Park 🐯🦁🦏 Explore the woodlands to discover the ALL NEW ‘Jungle Lookout’ play area! Swing and climb like the lemurs inside the giant wooden tree forts. Conquer the obstacle courses, climb the wooden jungle huts and take a ride on …

IUCN Meeting

The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Species Survival Commission

The Climate Change Summit in Paris discussed the clear and urgent threat to many thousands of species as weather systems and habitats change. In response to the US’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the ICUN’s Director General commented: Read more about IUCN www.iucn.org/news/secretaria/201706/iucn-director-general%E2%80%99s-statement-us-announcement-regard-paris-agreement And how YWPF support them http://www.ywpfoundation.com/projects-we-support/iucns-species-survival-commission/ On the 20 – 22 June the IUCN Specialist Group for …

Consultation

Yorkshire Wildlife Park announces 50m expansion plan

Award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park has announced expansion plans that will bring £50m investment and over 300 extra jobs. The park has secured 150 acres of land adjacent to the current site and is developing plans, which have the potential to make it one of the leading destinations in the UK. Yorkshire Wildlife Park was founded eight years ago and has …

Paris Climate Agreement

YWP reconfirms climate change commitment after Trump withdrawal

The award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park (YWP) has reconfirmed its commitment to combating climate change in the wake of President Donald Trump withdrawing the US from the Paris climate accord. The park issued a statement in support of global initiatives to support animals at risk from disappearing habitat caused by climate change. The 300-acre park, at Branton, near Doncaster, is home …

Little Paws

Little Paws Photography Competition

Calling all young photographers! Yorkshire Wildlife Park have launched a unique competition for young photographers; from five up to sixteen years of age. This photographic competition aims to inspire kids to learn about wildlife photography and capture fantastic pictures of the incredible animals at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. We hope to give budding young photographers a great opportunity to showcase their …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation Gives Double Boost to Critically Endangered Rhinos

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation Gives Double Boost to Critically Endangered Rhinos

The safety of threatened rhinos has been given a huge boost with grants from the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation. It has funded two key projects that will protect black and white rhino populations across Kenya which are being ruthlessly targeted by poachers. The devastating trade has left many young rhinos orphaned and vulnerable without the protection of their parents. The …

Classic cars roar into Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Classic cars roar into Yorkshire Wildlife Park

A distinctive roar will sound out over the Yorkshire Wildlife Park this weekend as a fleet of sleek classic and new cars goes on display. The purring and growling sounds of finely-tuned engines will join the familiar animal calls for the unique event at the award-winning park. The Alfa Romeo Owners Club (AROC) is holding its first major gathering of …

Lottery

Tigers Roar into Doncaster as Search Steps Up for Town’s Missing Lottery Winner

The tigers and other exotic animal residents at Yorkshire Wildlife Park today joined The National Lottery in its hunt for a missing EuroMillions winner from Doncaster. A £197,954.50 EuroMillions prize remains unclaimed in the town and the winner has just one week left to claim this amazing sum of money. The missing EuroMillions ticket is from the draw on 28 …

Endangered Ring-Tailed Lemurs Born

Endangered Ring-Tailed Lemurs born at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park has welcomed two new arrivals into Lemur Woods – just two weeks after the troop of 13 ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) moved into their purpose built new house. Rangers were surprised when Humbug gave birth to the twins out in the reserve during the day on Sunday 2nd April. The troop of 15 lemurs includes father Tink. …

Baby Boom

Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s Spring Baby Boom

Spring is in the air and the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park is enjoying an unprecedented baby boom. The new arrivals – Eland Antelopes, Painted Dogs, Wallabies, and Bactrian Camels – will be competing for attention from visitors flocking to the park over the Easter holidays. These youngsters are bound to be star attractions at the park, which is the UK’s …