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July, 2014

   A Fond Farewell to an 'Outstanding' Headteacher
   Baby Giraffe arrives at Yorkshire Wildlife Park
   Be part of a cross-cultural musical adventure
   Best Bar None briefing event in Doncaster
   Celebration of 25th Anniversary of Town Twinning
   Change4Life and Disney to ‘shake up’ the summer
   Consultation to start on Early Help Strategy
   Could you be a 'friend' to Oaklands Care Provision?
   Discover Yorkshire’s water witches this summer
   Doncaster College hosts VOLARE Graduation
   Doncaster Council Opens Consultation with Community in Hexthorpe
   Doncaster to get 141 extra council homes by 2018
   Employment on the rise in Doncaster
   Extended range of domestic abuse services launched in Doncaster
   Firefly Cancer Charity
   First families move into new council homes in Cantley
   FSB and MADE in the vanguard of Northern Cities Business Hub
   Have your say to help shape Pharmacy services in Doncaster
   Heatwave at Yorkshire Wildlife Park
   Help shape sexual abuse services in Doncaster
   Holmescarr Ark & Crafts
   Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival successful in bid for Arts Council funding
   Innovative Programme for Young People with Disabilities
   LearnPod Returns for its Fifth Successful Year
   Louise Minchin To Host This Year’s Doncaster Business Awards
   Michaela Strachan visits Yorkshire Wildlife Park
   Miss British Empire Sheffield 2014
   Music in the Round, National Portfolio Funding success
   Next stop for school leavers
   Over 1000 Local Students Receive Support From Skills Academy
   Prince’s Trust Rising Stars Host Their Final Presentation
   Professional Recognition Award
   Student Handy Work Transformed into Nursery Tea Towels
   Student Scoops Engineer of the Year Award
   Suspected loan sharks arrested following operation in Scarborough
   The Western Front Association
   Tourism Flourishing in Doncaster
   Town Field Gala 2014
   Yorkshire & Humber Chambers Backing For Doncaster’s Hs2 Rail College Bid
   Yorkshire’s sporting action continues with Euro Championships

Title:Heatwave at Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Author:Yorkshire Wildlife Park 
ID & Publication:20140711023 ~ 
 Yorkshire Wildlife Park (14kb)

The animals at award winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park were keeping their cool today – with a series of treats.

As temperatures soared to around 80 degrees staff were kept busy handing out frozen snacks.

The Lemurs, Squirrel Monkeys and Meerkats all enjoyed lollies while Bella the hog cooled off with an ice block.Meanwhile, the tigers took full advantage of using their pools and waterfalls to cool down.

YWP Director Cheryl Williams said;’It’s great to see the animals enjoying the sun and their special ice-lollies, the tigers have loved jumping in the pools. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the visitors to see something a bit different too.’

YWP is celebrating its 5th birthday with a fun filled Summer programme. Visitors will be able to enjoy the hugely popular Safari Nights as well as an appearance from TV favourite Michaela Strachan.

Thousands are expected for each Safari night as they get the chance to see YWP’s unique collection of some of the most beautiful and at risk animals in the world after hours.

At the same time, they will enjoy the Doncaster concert band, a BBQ, Hog roast and a spectacular bangless firework finale.
Meanwhile, TV wildlife presenter Michaela Strachan will be at YWP for Animal Action day on July 26 for a special programme of events during which endangered species will be showcased.

There will also be special ranger talks with proceeds going to a range of charities protecting endangered animals including YWP own foundation.

The Summer of fun marks the park’s amazing growth in just five years into the UK’s fastest growing walk through attraction and a major force in the protection of endangered species from around the world.

The park, in Branton just outside Doncaster, offers an unrivalled opportunity to come face to face with Amur Leopards, Tigers, Painted Hunting Dogs, Lions, Giraffes, Meerkats, Wallabies, Camels, Giant Anteaters, Zebra and many many more.?

New for this Summer is the Safari Village, offering a wide variety of distinctive gifts. The 600 square metre village, complete with its own café and a much larger YWP shop, also features outlets selling crafts, artwork and décor.

The Safari Village, which can be sampled without entering the Park, is a perfect drop in for visitors before and after enjoying the magical walk-through experience of YWP.

There is also the weather proof 600 sq m Monkey Playbarn – the perfect place to stay out of the sun with a drink.

Children can enjoy three levels of play equipment, including climbing frames, dens, slides and rope bridges - in full view of the new baboon reserve through a glass wall.

Next door is the new Zoom Super Slide Barn, which has an Astra slide and two drop slides (height restrictions apply).

Cheryl Williams added:’ Every year we make sure we improve YWP for visitors by adding to the experience. We are in for a very special Summer as we celebrate our 5th birthday.’

For more information about the Safari Nights on July 26 and 31 as well as August 7, 14, 21 and 30 visit

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Author: 'Yorkshire Wildlife Park'   Area: 'Branton'
Title: 'Heatwave at Yorkshire Wildlife Park'   Category 'Environment'
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