National Dog Day 2018: Did you know these 10 painted dog facts?

Sunday 26th August is National Dog Day! To celebrate, we’re asking whether you knew these 10 painted dog facts below. Unlike the much-loved domestic dog, painted dogs are threatened by habitat fragmentation which increases their contact with people & domestic animals. This results in conflict and the transmission of diseases. Sadly, painted dogs are now listed as endangered on the …

Painted Dog Conservation: A partner charity conservation update

Photo Credit: nicholasdyer.com Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation proudly supports the Painted Dog Conservation (PDC) organisation that protects the second most endangered carnivore in Africa. Based in Zimbabwe, PDC works alongside local communities to create a sustainable environment for both villagers and painted dogs. In June, Painted Dog Conservation successfully rescued a pair of painted dogs and their three-week-old pups after being …

A new future for endangered Japanese bears

A precision-planned global mission has delivered four endangered brown bears to a new home at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The detailed operation was constructed over the last two months to create a safe and efficient journey over 5,400 miles from Japan to the UK. The four bears, who travelled with one of YWP’s Animal Managers Simon Marsh and vet Alan …