Tiger Release

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation helps release endangered tiger into wild

A rare Amur Tigress has taken the next steps to save her species as she was returned to the wild after 14 months of rehabilitation. Filippa, who was four-months-old and close to starvation when she was found, is now strong and able to hunt on her own thanks to work at a tiger reserve in Russia. Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation …

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation gives double boost to critically endangered Rhinos

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation Gives Double Boost to Critically Endangered Rhinos

The safety of threatened rhinos has been given a huge boost with grants from the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation. It has funded two key projects that will protect black and white rhino populations across Kenya which are being ruthlessly targeted by poachers. The devastating trade has left many young rhinos orphaned and vulnerable without the protection of their parents. The …

Pennies

YWPF Raise £15,000 Through Pennies Initiative

The innovative project allows shoppers to donate to charity using Pennies, the digital charity box, when making a card purchase. The money has been raised by visitors to the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park – but local shops are now being urged to join the scheme too. “It shows that the public share our ambition to protect these amazing animals. People …

MiniKicks

Mini Kicks raise over £1000 for YWP Foundation to help endangered Amur Tigers

Joshua Key and his Mini Kicks team-mates roared into action to raise more than £1,000 to help save the endangered Amur Tigers from extinction. The 4-year-old raised more than £100 himself to be the top fund-raiser from a day making sponsored tiger masks and visiting Yorkshire Wildlife Park, home to a family of the majestic animals. Mini Kicks, a Doncaster-based …

Blue Eyed Black Lemur

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation backs initiative to save lemurs

An endangered species of lemur is being given a fighting chance of survival with support from the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation. (YWPF) The charity has made a three-year grant worth £15,000 to help protect the blue-eyed black lemur, whose numbers in the wild have been reduced to less than 1,000 by slash-and-burn agriculture and hunting. The funds, announced to celebrate …

The Environmental Consumable Recycling & Collection Programme

Toning Up with Dell and Brother

Since 2013 both Yorkshire Wildlife Park and Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation have been part of the Dell and Brother Environmental Consumable Recycling & Collection Programme. If you have visited Yorkshire Wildlife Park or followed the Park and the Foundation online, you will know how committed we are to protecting the environment for species, ecosystems and future generations. Recycling is a …

Climate Change

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation spearheads protection of endangered species against climate change

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation have helped spear-head a new fight to protect hundreds of endangered species from impacts of climate change. YWPF is a key player in a landmark report that warns of the ‘increasingly severe’ impact on animals from shifting weather patterns. Representatives from the Foundation, based at the award-winning park, attended the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii …

YWPF backs International Polar Bear Initiative

YWP backs International Polar Bear Initiative

A global effort to save the Arctic Sea ice habitat for endangered polar bears is being backed by the Yorkshire Wildlife Park and the charity the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation. The park, home to four majestic polar bears, has joined the call to the public to save energy to reduce the global warming that is devastating the Arctic ice cap. …

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 …