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 …

Christmas Fair Stalls

Join Yorkshire Wildlife Park this December for a magical Christmas experience that’s guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit. Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s Christmas Fair is an all inclusive event, so not only can you shop in a fully heated marquee with over 100 fantastic stalls, including crafts, food, drinks confectionery and much more, you can also enjoy the animals …

Record Breaking Halloween

Record breaking visitors at Yorkshire Wildlife Park get into the Halloween spirit

A record breaking 22,000 visitors enjoyed Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s magical Half Term Halloween Adventure. Over a third more visitors came this year than in 2015 to be cast a spell over during the three day extravaganza filled with a cast of creepy characters and mythical beasts. Many got into the spirit by coming in Halloween fancy dress for the spooky …

5 most terrifying animal phobias

5 most terrifying animal phobias

Whether you’re Batman or Wonder Woman everyone has something they’re afraid of, and with Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s Halloween Adventure just around the corner, we take a look at the 5 most terrifying animal phobias. Arachnophobia is the fear of Arachnids, typically spiders (however this can extend to all arachnids, including scorpions and ticks). It’s so prevalent, that up to 50% …

Critically Endangered Rhino arrive at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Critically Endangered Rhino arrive at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park today welcomed two critically endangered black rhinos. The two-year-olds – Hodari and Dayo – arrived at YWP just after 8am in a truck after traveling 800 miles from their birth place of Berlin Zoo. The pair, each weighing about 750 -880 kg (when mature they will weigh up to 1500 kg) took the overnight ferry from …