Half-price Knowsley Safari Adventure This Half-Term

By on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Kids can visit Knowsley Safari Park for half the usual price during the February half-term holidays.

Between Saturday 10 and Sunday 25 February 2018, the £13.50 entry fee has been slashed to £6.75 for children accompanied by a full-paying adult.

Attractions include the Wolf Ranger challenge, but those who prefer to experience wildlife from the cosines of their car can drive around the entire park as many times as they like, using a free app as a guide.

Camels, buffalo, antelopes, tigers, lions and elephants are among the animals to have made their home at Knowsley Safari.

Find out more and book your visit at knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk.

Baby rhino is new arrival in Knowsley

An endangered white rhino calf was born in the safari park in late January.

Mother Meru and father Shaka welcomed the baby following a 16-month pregnancy – the eighth of their seven offspring.

Rhino team leader Jason Doherty said that within minutes of being born “he took his first wobbly steps. He’s a bouncing bundle of joy, who’s been busy exploring his new surroundings.”

It is natural for previous infants to separate from the parents once a new calf comes along, so Jason said it was likely that Meru wouldn’t tolerate Nomvulu – the new baby’s older sister – getting too close.

“It’s not all bad though,” he added. “White rhino are considered a more social species compared with the other four rhino species and Nomvula can interact with the rest of the crash that she has known since birth.”

Conserving the endangered white rhino species is critical, as they are hunted for their horns. Save the Rhino estimate there are between 19,666 and 21,085 of the species left in the world.

“We are ranked as one of the top white rhino breeding groups in Europe,” said Jason, “due to our consistent and genetically diverse breeding programme. Our latest newborn continues to ensure we proudly maintain this status.”

Visitors to Knowsley Safari Park won’t be able to see the new baby rhino until the warmer spring weather arrives, however.

A competition to name him will be launched later in the year.

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