New Feathered Friends

Posted by: Jenny Middleton
Posted on: 1st March 2019
Posted in: Animals

We have 3 new arrivals on safari, making bird watching at Knowsley even wilder! Three adult ostrich touched down on Knowsley Safari soil with a flap of feathers and a few great big leaps using those strong legs!

We welcome two new females and one male to join our two girls already on the safari drive. The trio arrived from Holland from Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen.  All three leaped out onto our safari drive in the early morning and began their exploration immediately. Take a look in the video below!

Did you know that Ostrich are the worlds largest living bird! Those powerful legs, that you’ll see up close in the video, can deliver a powerful kick, forceful enough worry lions and other predators. They also help ostrich achieve a top running speed of 72kph (45mph).

Come and see for yourself on the safari drive! You’ll find them in amongst our rhino, zebra, forest buffalo and lechwe antelope!

Article by: Jenny Middleton

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