Year 5 and 6 polar experience at the Yorkshire Wildlife park
Year 5 and 6 had a fantastic polar experience at the Yorkshire Wildlife park .
The Project Polar reserve is home to four polar bears, 16 year old Victor who arrived at YWP in August 2014, now retired from the European breeding programme after siring 10 cubs, his grandson 2 year old Pixel who arrived at the park on the 25th of March 2015 from Holland, 2 year old Nissan who arrived all the way from Moscow on the 13th of October and YWP’s latest arrival, 2 year old Nobby who arrived from Munich on the 18th of February.
The children saw the ground-breaking reserve that stretches10 acres and features two lakes, the largest one covers an area of 6,500 square metres, containing over 25.5 million gallons of water. The 8 metre deep lake is fantastic for Pixel and Victor to swim, dive and play in and features an island that you will frequently see the bears launch themselves off into the water. The children had a superb educational hands on classroom experience where they took part in role play activities and held real paw print moulds that belonged to the bears. All the children thoroughly enjoyed their day.