TV Star supports World Lion Day at YWP

Coronation Street star Lucy-Jo Hudson will be answering the call of the wild as she drops in at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park on Wednesday to mark World Lion Day. The actress, a regular in the TV series Wild at Heart, will get her visit off to a roaring start by helping feed the lions at the 90-acre park. Her …

Jambo's Birthday

YWP celebrates Jambo the Giraffe’s 7th birthday

The birthday celebrations were long yesterday as Jambo the Giraffe celebrated being lucky 7 at the award winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Hundreds of visitors signed a giant birthday card which was made specially for one of the Park favourites, Jambo who will be getting an extra treat of moving into a new Giraffe reserve at the 100-acre park in the …

6 facts about the 6-banded armadillo

Photo Credits: Tony Rawson, David Allott, Ian Ireland & Sharon Scott. One of the most bizarre looking and unique animals in the world, the 6-banded armadillo is a firm favourite with visitors here at the park and to be honest they’re a firm favourite with YWP staff as well. Here are some interesting facts about the “little armoured ones”: Although …

Our YWP Pokémon Adventure!

Since its release in the UK yesterday, Pokémon Go has transported a lot of 20 somethings on a nostalgic trip back the 90’s. We downloaded it yesterday, and I have to say a few of us we’re a little too excited (ok mainly just me) to go and discover what Pokémon were hiding at the park. We grabbed our poké …

Arctic Sea Ice Day

Climate change is a very relevant threat to many ecosystems across the globe, none more so than the Arctic. Created by Polar Bears International, Arctic Sea Ice Day is a national awareness day aimed at calling attention to sea ice losses in the Arctic. Arctic sea ice is an essential component to the complex relationship between species of animals and …

Conserving Local Wildlife

Yorkshire Wildlife Park is home to a range of amazing animals that you wouldn’t usually expect to see in Yorkshire, however it’s also home to a few that you would. As you may know Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a centre for the conservation of a variety of vulnerable, endangered and critically endangered species, working with Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation to …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation gives Lemurs survival boost

Whilst YWP in Branton near Doncaster does not have the blue eyed black lemur – it does have black and white ruffed lemurs and ring tailed lemurs in the walkthrough reserve Lemur Woods. At Easter the Park celebrated the birth of ring tailed lemur twins to add to their growing troop – and these youngsters are now causing mischief as …

Otterly Amazing – Happy birthday Mora!

Photo Credits: David Roberts & David Allott Today marks not only a day of celebration for our American cousins across the pond, but also a day of celebration at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Mora, one of two Giant Otters at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, is 3 years old! To celebrate Mora’s birthday, we will be showing you below why we LOVE Giant …

Senior Ranger Academy

Award winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park launches Senior Ranger Academy

A unique opportunity to walk and talk with the animals is being offered at the award winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s Senior Ranger Academy. The week-long hands-on course for the over fifties provides unrivalled access to help care for a range of animals and to learn how the park’s team looks after its 400 animals. The Academy features practical and theory …