Welcome to Home School Safari

Home School Safari is an online, free to access, learning resource hub from Learning & Discovery at Knowsley Safari. Education videos, resources and learning aids for parents and teachers, in the class or at home. We're adding to this library all the time so please come back and check for the latest uploaded content and if you have any requests, please drop us a message and we'll see what we can do.

Animal Talks

Animal Talk
Meerkat Talk
Our very own educator Laura has some fun facts to share about one of our smallest members of the safari family, the meerkats!
Animal Talk
Giraffe Talk
In this video, Ellie from our Learning & Discovery team talks about her favourite animal the giraffe!

Classification

Laura and Ellie tell us what types of animals there are and what's different about each group. There are two main groups of animals; vertebrates; animals with a backbone and invertebrates; animals without a backbone. There are five types of vertebrate; mammal, reptile, amphibian, bird and fish.
Classification
FISH
Laura tells us some fish facts that make them different to other vertebrates.
Classification
Birds
Birds have feathers but do they all fly?
Classification
Invertebrates
Ellie introduces us to one group of invertebrates, insects!
Classification
Reptiles
How do you get warm? Is that a clue to what makes a reptile different to other animals?
Classification
Mammals
Do you know what makes a mammal a mammal? Do they have fur, scales or feathers? Here's Laura to introduce us to the classification of mammals!
Classification
Amphibians
Do you know the life cycle of a frog? Ellie's here to tell us what metamorphosis means.

Food & Feeding

Food & Feeding
Carnivores
In this video Laura from the Learning & Discovery team talks about carnivores.
Food & Feeding
Herbivores
Laura and Ellie are now talking to us about food and feeding. In this episode Ellie shows us some herbivores and their teeth designed for munching plants.
Food & Feeding
Omnivore

Rainforests

Rainforests
Rainforests
In this episode Laura and Ellie introduce us to Rainforests and some of the animals that live there.

Veterinary Video

Veterinary science is part of every day life at Knowsley Safari - we have filmed two of our most recent veterinary procedures on some of the parks largest animals.

And relax... take a moment to do some virtual bird watching. See how many different species of birds you can see from our woodland camera. Then see how many different species you can see in your garden or outside your window. 

And as we have warmer nights, you'll see bats hunting. We survey the bats that hunt at Knowsley Safari.

Keeper Cam is our way of showing you what's happening on safari while we're closed. During morning checks this camel came for a close up;

Photo Gallery

Knowsley Safari is closed for now, but we're still here, every day, caring for animals. We'll upload photos from safari in the gallery below during the temporary closure so you can still see the animals. Don't forget you can download our free app and hear the team talk about the different species you can see at Knowsley Safari.

Camel Call

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Have your very own virtual reality safari at home!

Do you have a Knowsley Safari guidebook at home? Then you can bring the safari to your house using our augmented reality app - it's FREE! Simply download the app, open the guidebook to the trigger pages and you can have a giraffe, tiger, rhino, lion, meerkat, wolf and bird of prey moving around your house or garden. 

If you don't have a guidebook you can order online and we will post one out to you. A great way to continue helping to support Knowsley Safari while we're closed.

Easter Fun at the Meerkats;

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