Yorkshire Wildlife Park bares all for plight of Polar Bears

Brave volunteers put the bare into polar in a sponsored streak to raise funds for the endangered animals last Friday (19th). The annual naked fun run promoted by British Naturism is on track to beat last year’s £6,000 to help conservation efforts for the species whose numbers have been hit by sea ice losses that have restricted their habitat and …

#Picoftheweek

Thank you to everyone who entered our #picoftheweek competition, we were inundated with literally hundreds of fantastic photos from all of our wonderful visitors, you are a talented bunch! Rather than choose an overall winner for the week, we decided to pick our top 3, so here they are: First place goes to Gordon Lane for this fabulous action shot …

Lucy-Jo Hudson helps support World Lion Day at YWP

Coronation Street star Lucy-Jo Hudson today answered the call of the wild as she dropped in at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park to mark World Lion Day. The actress, a regular in the TV series Wild at Heart, got her visit off to a roaring start by helping feed the lions at the 90-acre park. Her visit helped raise awareness …

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 …