Lions put in shade at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Tree-mendous: Jet2's Lauren Summerskill, YWP director Cheryl Williams, animal manager Simon Marsh and Jet2's William Strickland.
Tree-mendous: Jet2's Lauren Summerskill, YWP director Cheryl Williams, animal manager Simon Marsh and Jet2's William Strickland.
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STAFF at the airline which flew the Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s lions from Romania to Doncaster returned to see them with a gift.

Workers at Jet 2 provided £1,800 cash to buy and plant 12 trees in the big cats’ compound at the zoo in Branton.

Back in 2010 when airline bosses learnt the plight of the lions, which were in unsuitable cages in Romania, they provided an aircraft to fly the lions to their new home.

The lions are now settled in.

YWP director Cheryl Williams, said: “We’re thrilled to use the money raised from the airline to plant these trees, which will provide them with extra shade and stimulation.”