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 …

YWP Welcomes Endangered Rhinos

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Welcomes Endangered Rhinos

Award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park is about to welcome two critically endangered black rhinos. The two-year-olds – Hodari and Dayo – are destined to become star attractions in the new Into Africa reserve, which gives visitors amazing views of mixed African wildlife including eland antelope, endangered Grevy’s Zebra, Lechwe antelope, ostrich and some other visitor favourites – the four giraffes, Behansin, …


Pizza – Animals Asia Press Release

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Adopters Day

Adopters Day

Included in your adoption pack is a FREE ticket that admits one person to the park on adopters day, this is on October 2nd 2016. Thank you to everyone who has purchased an adoption pack from Yorkshire Wildlife Park. By adopting an animal at Yorkshire Wildlife Park you are helping fund the up-keep and welfare of our animals, making sure …


#Picoftheweek 9th September 2016

#Picoftheweek is back for another week, and we’ve had lots of fantastic entries submitted! Here’s our favourite 3: First place goes to Natasha Jefferies for this beautiful shot of one of the Amur tiger cubs. We love the look of concentration! Second place goes to Bob Barton for this rather pensive shot of one of the illusive Amur leopards! A …

Back to School

Back to school

An inspiring spread of educational Autumn events is on its way from the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The season will be packed with fun activities that bring wildlife conservation to life. School visits and special workshops come with the opportunity to find out more about nature amid the sounds of lions roaring at the 90-acre park at Branton, near Doncaster. …

YWP Musician

YWP animal inspired musical performance

Ali spent time at the award-winning park during the summer performing songs and drinking in the unique atmosphere provided by the huge range of animals. Her performance will feature African drums, singing, rap, acoustic guitars and recorded sound at the special concert at the Mansion House, in Doncaster. Free drum workshops will be held during the day with tickets for …

Giraffes Move into new African Reserve at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Giraffes Move into new African Reserve at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Summer visitors to the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park are enjoying a new view of the Park’s tallest residents. For the first time Giraffes,Eland and Lechwe antelopes, Ostriches, and the newly arrived endangered Grevy’s Zebras, roam together in an extensive new reserve which has been landscaped to reflect the African Savannah. There was great excitement as the Rangers released the Giraffes …