It is celebration time at Askham Bryan College with news that its Wildlife Park has won a prestigious award. The Wildlife Park was selected as “Newcomer of the Year” in Visit York's tourism awards.
The Wildlife Park is a key focus for student learning, particularly for animal management, as well as being open to the public outside term time and is a showcase for the college's conservation work.
The Park Manager, Caroline Howard said: “We are all absolutely thrilled to win this – it's a reflection of the hard work and commitment of both staff and students. Their enthusiasm in sharing their love of helping to conserve endangered species is evident in all they do. This clearly resonates with our visitors which is so important.
“As we come to the end of the academic year, we're looking forward to welcoming lots of visitors to what will be our second summer season from 1 July through to the end of August.” said Caroline.
The Wildlife Park is home to around 150 species – everything from lemurs to wallabies to the iridescent tansy beetle.
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