Life in lockdown at award winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park

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Award winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park was all quiet yesterday after temporarily closing in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  Visitors enjoyed the unique walk through experience coming almost face to face with some of the world’s most beautiful and at a risk animals for the last time in a while on Sunday. Then staff locked the gates due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. Today, the …

COVID 19 Precaution – Yorkshire Award Winning Park to close temporarily

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Press Statement COVID 19 Precaution – Yorkshire Award Winning Park to close temporarily Award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park is to temporarily close from tonight in response to the coronavirus pandemic. CEO John Minion said: “We have been asked by numerous visitors to stay open so our 120 acres of park can be used for exercise and fresh air whilst enjoying our …

Superstar Katherine Jenkins to headline Wild Live Safari Nights this summer at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park

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SUPERSTAR Katherine Jenkins is revealed today as the headline act of award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s series of Wild Live Safari Night concerts this summer. 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 perform on Saturday August 29th.  An excited Katherine Jenkins OBE …

Rasputin the polar bear celebrates International Polar Bear Day at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s newest arrival, Rasputin the polar bear, took a dip in the icy waters of his new home to celebrate International Polar Bear Day today (27th February). The eleven year-old has been delighting visitors since arriving at award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Rasputin, YWP’s fifth Polar Bear, in a separate reserve in quarantine after arriving from France at the end of …

Monkey business with new arrivals at Yorkshire Wildlife

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Hot on the heels of the arrival of Rasputin the new polar bear, there is exciting news for monkey fans from Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Two new species of primate have arrived at the award-winning park and will be making their debut during February half term. The two new species are from different parts of the world. The striking black and …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park celebrates ten years since its landmark campaign to save a pride of lions

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The award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its landmark campaign to save a pride of lions from a dilapidated zoo The malnourished and distressed lions were rescued from a Romanian zoo, where they were being kept in concrete pens and fed on scraps. The park mobilised support to stage Lion Rescue, the largest big cat rescue …

The nation’s favourite polar bears have welcomed a new addition to the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park

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Rasputin arrived last week and is the 5th Polar bear to arrive at Yorkshire Wildlife Park – which is the polar bear capital of the UK with its stunning Project Polar reserves, home to the only Polar Bears in England. Rasputin was recommended to move to Yorkshire as the best home for him by the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP). …

Miracle Wallaby and her new joey help raise funds for Australian Wildlife Bush Fire Crisis

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A wallaby, who recovered after being shot by thugs, has given birth months after being left for dead and is now spearheading the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation campaign to raise funds to help crisis-stricken wildlife in Australia. New mum named Wilding, who was nursed back to health and rehabilitated at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park after the sickening incident, and …