Yorkshire Wildlife Park welcomes new arrivals as Spring gets underway

A female Ring Tailed Lemur keeps hold of her twins pups whilst reuniting with her group at Yorkshire newest attraction Yorkshire Wildlife Park at Branton, Doncaster. Picture: James Hardisty

A female Ring Tailed Lemur keeps hold of her twins pups whilst reuniting with her group at Yorkshire newest attraction Yorkshire Wildlife Park at Branton, Doncaster. Picture: James Hardisty

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Spring is in the air with an animal baby boom at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Visitors to the Doncster-based park are enjoying seeing new arrivals in the lemur and camel families.

Meanwhile, the park’s new endangered tiger cubs are still being cared for by their mother and will not be seen in public for a few weeks.

Lemurs Humbug and Tink produced a pair of ring tailed lemur twins on the same day that Amur Tigers Vlad and Tschuna had a litter of three cubs.

The park also celebrated the birth of a rare Bactrian camel calf in March,

The baby, named Hadara (meaning adorned with beauty) had to be helped by staff in her first week with extra bottle feeds, but now is going from strength to strength with her mum Elizabeth.

“It is fantastic to welcome the new arrivals to our wonderful family of animals,” said YWP director John Minion . “The joy of seeing a new one into the world is underscored by the need to preserve many of the species we have at YWP.

“Every time we witness a new birth it is a step closer to ensuring that under-threat species survive for generations to come. For some, there is a long journey which is why our conservation work is critical.”

The baby lemurs and camel are already visitor favourites at the park at Branton, but the trio of Amur tigers, whose numbers have plunged to desperate levels because of hunting and disappearing habitat, are still in the house in Land of Tigers.

Their every move is being captured by CCTV.

Their four year old mother was hand-reared from birth and rangers at the park were concerned that her maternal instincts might not kick in, but she has proved to be a model mum, as amazing pictures of the birth and Tschuna greeting her new cubs have shown.

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