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 …

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 …