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Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation is marking International Polar Bear Day by launching a sponsored Virtual 30 Kilometre challenge initiative to raise vital funds for conservation projects in the Arctic.

Polar bear numbers are declining at an alarming rate as global warming is reducing their habitat and ability to hunt and sustain their young.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park is home to four polar bears who are favourites with visitors who flock to the ten-acre Project Polar reserve, which recently won a coveted gold award.

Help to support The Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation and the amazing work they do as 20% of your entry fee goes straight to the Foundation supporting Project Polar.

30k is around the distance a polar bear walks everyday. So you can walk, jog & run your way to the distance (keep going if you want to go further!) and you’ve got 30 days to complete. Whether you do 30k in the first day or 1k per day it all counts and if you want to keep on going then we wont stop you as a polar bear can keep this up for days on end.

Every participant in the The Run for Wildlife Virtual 30K will receive a commemorative t-shirt when the event closes on April 29th.