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Knowsley Safari Park

Knowsley Safari Park is situated in the borough of Knowsley just outside Liverpool. Knowsley Safari park has a long history of keeping animals in the 19th century Edward, the 13th Earl of Derby, kept one of the largest private menageries in the world with 90 species of mammals and 300 species of birds, the nonsense-poet Edward Lear was employed at the estate in the 19th century to paint pictures of the Earl’s collection. The Safari Park sits on the 550 acre ancestral estate of the Earl of Derby and offers visitors a five mile safari drive along roads which are filled with animals from all over the world. Animals at the Safari Park include Rhinos, Buffalos, Bison, Wildebeest, Camels, Lions, Tigers, Deers, Antelopes, Wallabies, Monkeys and the famous naughty Baboons! The drive through the Baboon enclosure can cause hilarity and sometimes even a bit of alarm, as these lovable but inquisitive animals clamber over the cars and inspect what they can find and peer through the windows, no doubt wondering what the passengers inside are up to! There is also an alternative drive past for those who would prefer not to undergo this experience. Other recent animal arrivals include a pack of 12 very rare African Hunting Dogs and a pair of Red River Hogs. Other must-see attractions at the park include a sealion show, more than 20 amusement park rides and a walkaround animal area where elephants, giraffes, meerkats and otter can be viewed at close quarters. There are not just exotic animals at Knowsley as the park offers a wide range of native British wildlife. 10 species of waterfowl nest around the lake, kestrels and buzzards can be spotted in the woodland and brown hares, stoats, weasels, grey squirrels and red squirrels can also be seen. This lovely family day out also includes a Lakeside railway and a selection of amusements and fairground rides. The Safari Park has been open now for over 35 years and remains one of the top tourist attractions in the North-West

Knowsley Safari Park is a member of British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and works with conservation and research through links with conservation projects with Universities in Liverpool, Manchester and Chester.

Knowsley Safari Park has an excellent location close to the national motorway network. Leave the M62 at junction six then leave the M57 at junction two and follow the brown Safari Park signs.

Official Website : www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk

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