Our team actively looks for opportunities to discover more about both the animals we have here at Knowsley Safari and those in the wild. You can read about ongoing research at Knowsley Safari on ourblog or read more about specific projects above! We welcome and support projects undertaken at a variety of levels, from higher education students to post-doctoral researchers. Read on to find out how to apply.
We want to hear from anyone who feels they may have something exciting to offer, particularly those interested in expanding our knowledge of animal physiology, behaviour, and well-being, as well as our visitors and local biodiversity. For more information about how to apply, see below.
Please ensure you have read and agree to the terms of the research policy and have consulted the areas of priority research on our website before submitting an application. By sending your application form you are agreeing to the terms of our research policy.
We also recommend you read the Zoo Research Guidelines series produced by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), which can be downloaded for free from theBIAZA website.
The guidelines offer practical advice on how to set up a research project and cover a range of areas of zoo research, e.g. behavioural observations, nutrition and diet evaluations, assessments of visitor effects, and statistics.
Multi-zoo projects require support from the BIAZA Research Committee – more information can be foundhere.