Yorkshire Wildlife Park gears up for Bank Holiday – with rare Wallaby twins

Award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park is gearing up a busy Bank Holiday and Half Term – with two new extremely rare twin wallabies. The two developing joeys are quickly becoming a sensation at the park – with only one other twin pair reported at a European zoo so far. As part of a collective of around thirty, the twins’ mother was …

Vulnerable hedgehogs find refuge at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Vulnerable hedgehogs have found a refuge in the woodland and hedgerows of the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Experts released 23 of the rescued animals in the park to boost the species chances of survival as part of a conservation project. Hedgehog numbers are declining rapidly in the UK and have dipped from 36.5 million 60 years ago to little over …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Tackles A Tall Order – a Giraffe with a sore shoulder

Getting aches and pains as you get older can be a problem when you have the longest limbs in the animal kingdom. Behansin, a ten-year-old giraffe, needed some high-tec physio after rangers noticed that he suffered from a sore shoulder and was slightly lame on his left foreleg. They decided to investigate and enlist the help of animal physio specialists. …

7th heaven for Yorkshire Wildlife Park

The award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park is in seventh heaven as it celebrates its birthday with record breaking figures. The fast-growing attraction is seven years old today Monday (April 4) having started with 35 staff and annual visitor figures of 66,000. Last year the Park welcomed over 678,000 visitors last year, had over 250 staff and is now in the top …

The Amur tigers at award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park have gone up in the world with new raised platforms to give them an elevated view of their kingdom

The new structures will give them the scope to survey their territory and give visitors a chance to get even closer at eye-to-eye level. The innovative park, home to a family of endangered Amur Tigers enchanced their two-acre Land of the Tiger home with the added platforms donated by KLE Sign Solutions of Doncaster. The Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation raises …

A new fleet of cars has roared to life at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park

The vehicles will be used around the park and for the education team to visit schools to deliver sessions on Polar bears, climate change and sustainability. As part of a sponsorship deal with dealership Evans Halshaw, they have been decorated with striking graphics of some of the park’s most famous animals including Victor the Polar Bear and Drake the Amur …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Awarded a Visit England Gold Accolade

Yorkshire Wildlife Park has just received another prestigious honour by being awarded a VisitEngland Gold Accolade. The award, which places YWP among the elite of English tourist attractions, was confirmed after a detailed assessment of the innovative park. Inspectors said the Gold Accolade was a ‘testament to the high standards achieved’ at the fast-growing walk through wildlife park near Doncaster. …

Romulus

It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that Romulus, our alpha male Guinea baboon, has passed away. He had lived with epilepsy for many years and has sadly died following a seizure, he was undoubtedly a great character and will be very much missed by everyone here at the park! Find this post interesting? Share it …

Nobby the polar bear arrives at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Nobby the polar bear has become the latest special addition to the animal kingdom at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The two-year-old took his first steps around his new home today (Thursday) at the award-winning park where he joins a trio of polar pals. Nobby is the fourth polar bear at YWP and the unique group will be a major force in …