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Conservation at Knowsley Safari

Conservation is about protecting wildlife and their habitats and connecting communities with nature. This is really important work, as all living things have a role to play within the environment. A healthy environment benefits all of us, socially and economically.

Many of the animals you see at Knowsley Safari are part of breeding programmes. However, the work we do extends beyond breeding exotic species. We’re connected to communities around the world that are on the ground, monitoring wildlife and protecting habitats.

Our dedicated team share their passion with people from all walks of life, to inspire and empower them to support the preservation of natural habitats.


Our Learning & Discovery team work with young people from around the region, inspiring excitement and passion for animals and their habitats, through both our school programmes and also our fantastic kids clubs and Knowsley Academy.


Through partnership with universities and non-government organizations, we are encouraging the next generation of explorers to help further our knowledge and understanding of the animals in our care, as well as those in the wild along with their habitats.


We belong to a number of UK, European and international organisations, including the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).

We carefully plan our animal collection and work alongside other zoological collections to fulfil the aims of the European Endangered species Programmes (EEPs) and the European StudBooks (ESBs).

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