Meet the team!
All the Learning and Discovery Team have heaps for experience working with children and animals and will make your school trip one to remember. Verity and Abbey will be joining the team to deliver classroom workshop and guided tours to bring the children’s learning to life.
Hi there, my name is Verity, and I’m one of your new Learning Discovery Assistants, here at Knowsley Safari! Since I can remember, and before, animals have always been ‘my thing’, and I have never wanted anything else, but a career with animals as a big part of it. So, I volunteered with animals, every spare second I had, which lead me to my Animal Science BSc Hons degree at University. My passion for working with animals, only strengthened, and I’ve spent the past 5 years travelling the world, living and working in the Arctic Circle, Tunisia, South Africa, Australia for two years and recently got back from Abu Dhabi. In this time, I was lucky enough to work closely, with a range of animals, wildlife and people. All this travelling has made me much closer on a personal level to the severity and dire need, the world has for conservation, which is why Knowsley Safari is the ideal place of work for me, as we share the same values and goals for the future.
I’ve only been here a short while, but already, I’m up before my alarm, as I’m so excited to get to work! It’s been a great start to my time here, and I’ve loved getting to know my brilliant new colleagues, human and animal! I’m most looking forward to getting to talk to people about my passions in life, and that I’m lucky enough to call that my job! Be it, the marvelous way animals are adapted to survive on the earth, what we can all do as individuals to help save our planet or just being able to show off awesome animals. I’m thrilled to be here!
Hello, my name is Abbey and I’m really excited to get involved with the Learning and Discovery team this season.
I started working at Knowsley Safari two years ago in the front office and I have developed a great passion for the work that goes on here. My background in African Studies BA has given me a unique perspective on the African species at the park and the countries and cultures which they are from. I have been so lucky to see how the Safari cares for its animals and what we do to get messages about conservation to those who come to visit here.
I am really looking forward to sharing my knowledge of the animals here with all the schools that come to visit. It’s so rewarding when we see that the children are asking questions and leave Knowsley with a greater appreciation for animals – from the small invertebrates they meet in the classroom sessions, to the larger animals on the safari drive and foot safari, like my favourite, the White Rhino. If I can be involved creating a great day out, and each child leaves wanting to know more about our animals, conservation and what they can do to help the a weird and wonderful creatures we share the earth with, it will all be worth it.