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 our blog 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.

Research Policy

You can download our research policy here. 

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 the BIAZA 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 found here. 

Apply Now

If you are an Undergraduate/Masters/PhD student, or an Academic looking to apply for a research project with Knowsley Safari and you have a project idea then please follow these steps:

  1. Download and complete the relevant application form in full
  2. Upload the completed form along with your details below
  3. Applications will be responded to within 4 weeks

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.

Enquire Now

If you're looking for ideas on what your project with Knowsley Safari will be then please follow the below steps:  

  1. Download and complete the Project Enquiry Form, this is for all levels
  2. Upload the completed form along with your details below
  3. Applications will be responded to within 4 weeks

Research Application

Upload your completed research form

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