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 …

Tickled Pink

Tickled Pink for Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s Polar Bears

For the last few weeks the Rangers at Yorkshire Wildlife Park (YWP) have been puzzled by what has happened to their polar bears. The award winning Wildlife Park, home to many threatened species, have been looking after polar bears in a purpose built 10 acres reserve for over two years but recently things took a strange turn. “The last couple …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Says Goodbye to Hector

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Says Goodbye To Hector

Hector was born on the 29th March 2015 and reared by his Mum, Tschuna, along with his brother and sister, Harley and Hope. This was a planned breeding of our Amur tigers at Yorkshire Wildlife Park (YWP) as part of a global conservation breeding programme to secure a health insurance population of this endangered big cat. The Amur tiger was …

British Science Week 2017

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Joins Mass Research Project For British Science Week

Visitors to the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park are being offered the chance of taking part in a mass research project on polar bears. The study, part of British Science Week, is designed to collect data on the four polar bears who live at the innovative park. The park’s 10-acre Project Polar Reserve is home to Victor, Pixel, Nissan and Nobby …

Water in Box

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Introduce Sustainability Campaign To Help Reduce Pollution

The award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park is replacing plastic water bottles with 100% recyclable cartons to help stamp out pollution. The eco-friendly paperboard drinks containers are being introduced for visitors as part of a campaign to minimise plastic pollution. The innovative park, at Branton, near Doncaster, is aiming to become an ocean-friendly water selling zone. The UK disposes of 13 billion …

Miracle Mara

Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s Miracle Hand-Reared Mara

Jack the Mara is full of wide-eyed curiosity and loves to watch TV at home with his keeper Colin Northcott. But the three -week-old animal, who loves to scamper around his keeper’s home, is lucky to be alive after being abandoned by its mother on the coldest day of the year. The miracle Mara – the species looks like a …

Victor Dentist

Victor the Polar Bear’s Health Check-Up

A health check-up for the country’s oldest and most popular polar bear has been carried out with military precision. Victor, a visitors’ favourite at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park, was in the care of a 30-strong team for a procedure that took more than a month to plan. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue helped lift the 18-year-old, who weighs in …

Painted Dogs

Yorkshire Wildlife Park celebrates birth of rare Wild Hunting Dogs

Award winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park is celebrating the birth of a litter of rare wild hunting dogs, giving conservationists hope that one of the most endangered canine species on the planet can be saved from extinction. The African Painted Dog puppies were born four weeks ago and until now have been hidden safely underground with their mother Thabo. Thabo ignored …