All posts tagged: Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Polar bear Hamish heads south

Hamish the polar bear arrived at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park in 2018 where he was celebrated as the first cub to be born in the UK for 25 years. A huge hit with visitors, two and a half-year-old Hamish is now ready to leave mum Victoria for a new life at Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s Project […]

New reserves for Yorkshire Wildlife Park

BBC Countryfile presenter Helen Skelton visited Yorkshire Wildlife Park this week to open two new animal reserves. The development completes summer expansion plans at the Park, where Channel 5’s Big Week at the Zoo is filmed, which Helen also presents. A new Himalayan Pass reserve is now home to Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s newest arrivals – red panda sisters Alice, […]

New arrival offers hope for black rhino

Yorkshire Wildlife Park has welcomed a special arrival in a bid to save the critically endangered black rhino from the brink of extinction. As part of an ambitious international breeding programme,  two-year-old female Najuma was transferred from a German zoo.  When Najuma is old enough, she will be paired with three-year-old Makibo, who arrived at […]

Our pick of the best festive events for 2018

With plenty going on at wildlife parks throughout the UK this festive season, we’ve selected our pick of the best Christmas events taking place this year… Longleat’s Festival of Light – A Fantastic Voyage is the Wiltshire attraction’s most ambitious ever Christmas event. Featuring more than 1,000 different illuminated lanterns and three-dimensional scenes, visitors can […]

Funding enables giant otter conservation programme

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation launched a vital campaign this week to save endangered giant otters after receiving a £10,000 grant. The Foundation, a leading force in global animal conservation, will visit one of the few strongholds of giant otters in Cantao state park within Brazil’s rainforest where they will collect information about the native species, currently […]

Yorkshire Wildlife Park seeks bug detectives

Fans of creepy crawlies get the chance to become bug detective for the day when they visit Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster this Thursday. The BioBlitz event, part of a nationwide initiative by BIAZA, the organisation that represents the UK’s zoos and aquariums,  has been designed to give people hands-on experience in wildlife surveying and […]

New Yorkshire home for Japanese brown bears

Yorkshire Wildlife Park will soon welcome four mature brown bears from Japan as part of an international rehoming project. The bears are currently being kept at the Ainu Culture Museum on Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s islands. However, concerns were raised about the conditions the bears were living in at the museum so a decision […]

Polar bears enjoy Yorkshire snow ❄️

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, near Branton in Doncaster, was transformed into a winter wonderland after heavy snowfall yesterday. The park’s polar bears, Nissan, Nobby, Victor and Pixel, were delighted to find their ten acre reserve completely covered by snow and wasted no time enjoying it. Home to the country’s only polar bears, Yorkshire Wildlife Park is […]

Annual audit for Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Persuading two black rhinos to stand still is the ultimate weigh-in challenge. But Hodari and Dayo, who tip the scales at 3,000lbs, were models of calm behaviour during the annual Yorkshire Wildlife Park (YWP) animal audit. The playful pair, who arrived at the award-winning wildlife park this year, may weigh the same as a family estate […]

Animal boom at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park (YWP) is gearing up for another record-breaking season, with its largest ever collection of the world’s most rare and beautiful animals. New for 2017 are rare painted hunting puppies and the park’s latest arrivals,  two endangered black rhinos. The wild hunting dog puppies, who were born in October, give hope that one […]