Yorkshire Wildlife Park goes from strength to strength

4th September 2015

Yorkshire Wildlife Park visitor numbers are 29 percent higher than last year.  This raise comes after the birth of rare tiger and leopard cubs at the park and the popularity of the Saturday 'Safari Nights' in the school holidays.

John Minion, chief executive, said, "We have already welcomed over 560,261 guests this season compared to 434,000 in 2014. We are on track to reach over 682,000 visitors by the end of the financial year (November 2015) which is a remarkable achievement for a business which is only six years old."

The video of the birth of three Amur Tiger cubs in March was seen by more than five million people worldwide. Three Amur Leopard cubs born in June have added to the park's breeding success. Both species are critically endangered and these cubs will play a future role in the European breeding programme.

Polar bears Victor and Pixel are also very popular with visitors.

The park won the Business of the Year award at the Sheffield City Region Awards and was also shortlisted in the Large Attraction of the Year category at the Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards.

Source: Doncaster Free Press, 4th September 2015

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