Research priorities

We work closely with the animal keeping teams to facilitate data collection that will benefit the health, behaviour and overall well-being of species within our and other zoological collections. Topics of current interest include, but are not limited to;

Social Network Analysis/Sociality

Personality Traits

Time & Activity Budgets

Enclosure Use


Native Species Monitoring

We also welcome data collection from researchers in the fields of education, business and tourism covering a range of topics from guest engagement through to novel uses of technology, evaluation, sustainability and communication – the list is endless!

Multi-institutional projects with support from the BIAZA Research Committee are more likely to be accepted – more information as to the benefits and how to apply can be found here.

For more information on how to apply to undertake research at Knowsley Safari please submit an enquiry through the Conservation & Research contact form.

**Please note that applications need to be submitted at least 6 weeks in advance of a projected start date.**


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