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Animal Action Day at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Vladimir the tiger Photo: Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park is staging a series of events today to raise funds for conservation projects, in connection with Animal Action Day.

During the day visitors may even be able to spot Sierian tiger Vlad climbing his feeding pole or diving into the pool chasing a ball - something he's been practising for the special event.

Animal Action Day is an annual worldwide event to raise awareness, appreciation and respect of all animals. The Lemurs will enjoy special treats in the form of fruit kebabs, and the Hunting Dogs will be entertained by a mock antelope. There will also be extra rangers talks during the day.

After 3.30pm there will be discounted rates when proceeds go to YWP's conservation projects: Painted Dog Conservation, The Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance and the World Land Trust supporting the BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos) reserve at Regua Brazil.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park's *Cheryl Williams said: *"It will be a great day out for all the family and a fantastic opportunity to get face to face with some of the most endangered and beautiful animals in the world as we bring out their natural instincts. It will be an inspiring day for everyone. We will hope visitors will turn out to support Animal Action Day."