Record breaking Easter for Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Zebras Zeus and Tarragon meet at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
Zebras Zeus and Tarragon meet at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Tourism across the region will have had a boost this Easter, thanks to the summery weather and soaring temperatures. At Yorkshire Wildlife Park over the Easter break, thousands of people came to see the famous lions and other animals to give the Park its busiest April yet.

“It is great to start the new season with a boost like this” commented Park director Cheryl Williams. ` The visitors and the animals were enjoying the sunshine and warm temperatures and when the weather is good, there is always a happy atmosphere. We are now looking forward to the next Bank Holiday weekend this week”

The Doncaster based Park had two new arrivals during the Easter break – two new zebra colts. Both just one year old, the same age as the Park’s youngest zebra Clive, Zeus came to Yorkshire Wildlife Park from Marwell Zoo in Hampshire and Tarragon came from Africa Alive! in Norfolk. They have settled down well in the African Plains. There are now four Chapman’s Zebra at the Park. They are sharing the reserve with the Ankole Cattle, Ostrich and Lechwe Antelope.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park is open daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (last entry 5p.m.) including Bank Holidays (except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day).