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 …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Christmas Fair 2016 Trader Applications

After the success of last year’s event, and numbers of visitors attending, the Christmas market will be run over two weekends this year. We will again be creating a ‘Christmas Fair Experience’, including children’s activities, Victorian fairground amusements, and more. Central to this will be two market areas; Our aim is to create a ‘Festive Ambience’ and to enhance the …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s giraffe’s star in awareness campaign

The animal with longest neck was the star of events on the longest day of the year at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The four YWP giraffes, including Jambo a critically endangered Rothschild giraffe, lapped up the attention from visitors, on June 21st which is usually the longest day of the year –though this year as a Leap Year the …

9 unusual facts about giraffes that may astound you!

It’s safe to say Giraffes are some of the most astonishing creatures on the planet, these African giants are the tallest land mammal on the planet, some towering up to an incredible 18 feet! Even if you stacked three average males (at 5ft 10 inches tall) on top of each other, they would still be shorter than some of the …

Rare Tigers’ aquatic antics at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Photo Credits: Bob Stone Hector and Harley show their colours as they splash around to prove who is top cat in their family. The rare Amur Tigers, only 15 months old, towered up on their hind legs and visitors spellbound with their aquatic antics at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The dynamic duo enjoyed the playful duel that sent the …

Ranger Academy

YWP’s Education team win BIAZA silver award for “Ranger Academy” as the Association celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s education team have been recognised for their work in the “Education Award Category” at the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums 50th Anniversary awards ceremony. The Ranger Academy course incorporates both practical and theory experience for students aged 15-17. The course not only gives the students a realistic insight into working within an animal collection, …

Olympian Gold medalist Jessica Ennis-Hill walks tall at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill is used to reaching to the stars for glory, but she had a tall order when she visited the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The Gold medalist had to scale the heights to feed the four giraffes who are favourites with visitors at the innovative park, at Branton, near Doncaster. She will be hoping the lofty animals will …