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Yorkshire Wildlife Park marks 12th birthday with walk down memory lane


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Yorkshire Wildlife Park celebrated its 12th birthday by sharing a snap from its very beginnings as a farm to the fully-fledged wildlife park it is today.

The Yorkshire attraction took to Instagram to share the day writing: “Happy Easter!

“Today also marks 12 years since Yorkshire Wildlife Park first opened it’s gates to the public and what a journey it has been! A huge THANK YOU to all of our guests for being a part of our amazing ongoing story

“We would LOVE to hear some of your favourite memories from the park below.”

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After an incredibly tough year, the park also reminded customers that they would be reopening soon: “Don’t forget tickets are on sale now for April 12th onwards! Book yours now at”

Two of Yorkshire Wildlife Park's new polar bears, Luka and Hamish (middle and right) socialising with longer-term resident Nobby
Two of Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s new polar bears, Luka and Hamish (middle and right) socialising with longer-term resident Nobby
(Image: YWP)

Guests quickly took to sharing their own memories, with one user writing: “Aw I remember when place still resembled a farm all those years ago only there were thirteen lions there amongst the sheep and pigs!

“Without doubt, my favourite memory has to be the lion sleepover, one of the best experiences ever.

” Loved seeing the parks journey and watching it grow from strength to strength.”

Another shared their experience with the otters: “We fed the otters for my husbands birthday a few years ago. He was so excited and it was a really lovely day.

“Excited to return for more experiences!”

Another visitors had ‘adopted’ a lion for her daughter: “I remember hearing about the story of the Lions.

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“I adopted Johnny senior for my daughter as a Christmas present – we all still visit and love all the animals.”

Recently, the park shared they would be offering a new experience for the reopening.

Lionesses at sunset at Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Lionesses at sunset at Yorkshire Wildlife Park
(Image: David Roberts)

Sunset Safaris will offer a new to enjoy the park with many animals more active in the evening. Visitors can see Hamish the polar bear taking an evening dip or watch anteaters wake up from their naps as the sun goes down.

The park, located in Doncaster, have confirmed they would be reopening their doors on April 12, and from their social media posts alone, it’s clear the visitors will be flocking to return.

Written by: Rother Radio News

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