Educational sessions launch at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park to boost school children’s chances of finding work

School children are to be given the chance to learn essential skills to boost their chances of finding work at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The sessions for secondary schools and colleges focus on employability skills through a fun interactive session. YWP Education Manager Jade Bancroft said:” We are really excited to be holding these sessions at the park. Feedback on the initial sessions …

IUCN Guidelines for Assessing Species’
Vulnerability to Climate Change Now Available in Spanish

International climate conservation efforts will be given a major boost at a summit hosted at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park this week. Experts from the Climate Change Specialist Group of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation and Nature) will agree the plan for the next stages of a significant new climate change initiative to promote a deeper understanding of climate change, its …

It has been an exciting 12 months for the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park!

January – Amur Tigers The year began with the Amur Tigers enjoying the winter snow as temperatures dropped closer to those of their natural habitat in Russia. Only 500 Amur Tigers survive in the wild and YWP is at the forefront of the international effort to save the species. February – Polar Bears The country’s only Polar Bears enjoyed a freezing …

Polar Bear Birthday Celebrations at Yorkshire Wildlife Park!

There are a bundle of Polar Bear birthday celebrations at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park over the coming week – with three birthdays. Nobby started the present opening on Monday as he celebrated his sixth birthday. He was delighted with his gift, a marine buoy and made the most of his birthday treat at Project Polar, the ten-acre reserve he shares …

Rescued Wallaby finds a new life at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

A wallaby that was shot and left for dead by teenagers in Berkshire has been nursed back to health and found a safe home at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster. The animal was wounded near a children’s playground. Mobile phone footage shows it tumbling to the ground after it was shot and man’s voice can be heard encouraging the laughing youngsters …

Christmas starts here at Yorkshire Wildlife Park!

Christmas is starting to sparkle with the fast-approaching festive fairs at Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster. The landmark events with fun for all the family combining a visit to the award- winning wildlife park and all the fun and seasonal cheer of the Christmas Fair are taking place over the weekends of December 7/8 and 14/15. The event will inspire the Christmas …

Unusual Christmas Gifts from Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Filling Christmas stockings with a roar is proving a growing trend as people search for exciting presents. Staff at Yorkshire Wildlife Park are gearing up for a busy Christmas and hoping for record sales over the popular Black Friday weekend. The award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park is reporting a rise in gifting experience presents such as VIP, Experience Vouchers and Annual …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park announces sad loss of rescued Brown Bears

Yorkshire Wildlife Park announces with deep sadness that Hanako, the last of the Ussuri brown bears rescued from Japan, has died. Vets have been rehabilitating and treating Hanako since her arrival last summer. She had lived for 27 years in outdated 6ft by 9ft cages at a Japanese cultural museum on the island of Hokkaido. Her previous cramped and poor …

African Painted Hunting Dog Pack Cares for Orphaned pups

Yorkshire Wildlife Park is deeply saddened by the news that Thabo, the mother of two beautiful African Painted Dog puppies, has passed away. The rare breed of African Painted Hunting Dog puppies are doing well, as illustrated by this lovely photograph, taken by Stephen Corbett, of the pair playing in the sun at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, despite the sadness of …

Back to Nature

Yorkshire Wildlife Park has launched a major ‘back to nature’ initiative to help families connect with the outdoors. The Rewilding Families project involves families taking part in organised activities at the park and encourages them to take part in challenges at home. The park at Branton, near Doncaster, secured £15,000 funding from the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) …