Lemur Grant

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation gives Lemurs survival boost

A critically endangered species of lemur has been given a survival boost thanks to a grant from the award winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation. Slash and burn land clearing and hunting in its native Madagascar have reduced numbers to less than 1,000 in the wild with experts facing a race against time to save it. The YWP Foundation grant of …

World Giraffe Day 2016

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 towering beauty of the giraffes came into sharp focus with games, competitions and chances to learn more about one of the most fascinating creatures in the animal kingdom. Tuesday, June 21st was World Giraffe Day and …

MiniKicks raise £5,049 for Polar Bear conservation

MiniKicks raise £5,049 for Polar Bear conservation

We would like to wish a huge congratulations and a massive thank you to MiniKicks for raising £5,049 for YWPF and Polar Bear conservation with the first (and certainly not the last) Polar Bear Toddlerthon. Based in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, MiniKicks utilise sport as a medium to maximise development in key areas of this formative age group of 2 …

Fauna and Flora International – Chuilexi Conservancy Update

Fauna and Flora International – Chuilexi Conservancy Update

Chuilexi Conservancy is now experiencing the peak of the rainy season. It is always that much harder at this time of the year to sight lion and wild dog due to dense vegetation growth. However, this does not stop Chuilexi scouts from patrolling and continuing anti-poaching and wildlife monitoring activities. Scouts are maintaining their patrols using the five outposts and …

Polar Bears and Climate Change – A Documentary by YWPF

A mini documentary film by Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation & Polar Bears International about the devastating effects man-made climate change is having on Polar Bears and our our planets environment. We discover its not too late to help stop a climate catastrophe if we all play our part. See www.YWPFoundation.com for ideas of how you can help. This includes signing …

Into Africa

YWP and YWPF charge ahead to save critically endangered black rhino

Award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park is charging ahead with plans to help save the critically endangered black rhino as part of a £3.6m expansion and improvement plan for 2016. The current African Plains will be completely redeveloped and expanded in a £1.6m project to create a walk through Safari experience featuring a new rhino house and integrated reserves. It is hoped …

YWPF becomes a major partner in the global fight to protect wildlife from climate change

YWPF becomes a major partner in the global fight to protect wildlife from climate change

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation (YWPF) has become a major partner in the global fight to protect wildlife from climate change. A crucial partnership has been established between the Foundation and the Climate Change Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Species Survival Commission. The group, which consists of more than twenty leading scientists around the …

Snow Ball

A spectacular charity ball

A spectacular charity ball at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park has raised almost £10,000 for animal welfare and conservation – with money still being generated from an online auction. The ball was in aid of the charity the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation, which is fast becoming a major force in the protection and welfare of endangered species around the world. …