Lion country is a seven-acre reserve and our majestic lioness roared to celebrate the 12 year anniversary of the pride’s  rescue from a run down Romanian zoo in the biggest operation of its kind ever. They have been the pride of Yorkshire ever since!Lion country is a seven-acre reserve and our majestic lioness roared to celebrate the 12 year anniversary of the pride’s  rescue from a run down Romanian zoo in the biggest operation of its kind ever. They have been the pride of Yorkshire ever since!
Lion country is a seven-acre reserve and our majestic lioness roared to celebrate the 12 year anniversary of the pride’s rescue from a run down Romanian zoo in the biggest operation of its kind ever. They have been the pride of Yorkshire ever since!

A year at Doncaster's Yorkshire Wildlife Park - in pictures

As another momentous year at Yorkshire Wildlife Park draws to an end, the award-winning park reflects on its successes in animal conservation and its progress as a visitor attraction.

The past 12 months have been filled with advances for rare and endangered species and enhanced opportunities for the public to connect with wildlife and enjoy its magical appeal.

The 175-acre park is now firmly established as a leading international force for conservation as well as a go-to destination for a wildlife visits and holidays with high-class facilities and entertainment for all the family.

But the animals are always the star attractions and this calendar showcases their beauty and the pressing need to ensure they survive.