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Look at the newborn eland antelope calves at Knowsley Safari


Life goes on during lockdown at Knowsley Safari with the arrival of three eland antelope calves.

The calves are ‘parked’ by their mothers, who find quiet spots for them to shelter and keep warm in. The mother will then return to feed the calf several times per day, an instinctive behaviour to protect the new arrival from predators.

Whilst they maybe small now, the calves can grow up to 1.6metres tall and weigh over 900kilograms as adults.


The new arrivals were welcomed by Knowsley Safari’s team of keepers and vets, which continues to care for the animals whilst the Safari is closed to the public during lockdown.

Knowsley Safari is also continuing to satisfy children’s curiosity during lockdown, with its ‘Home School Safari’ – a new online learning hub packed with education, wildlife and conservation resources. 

Children, parents and teachers can access free learning aids, including engaging educational videos, downloadable worksheets and fun animal facts and talks, covering topics including classification, Africa, food and feeding, veterinary animal care and exploring different species.

Visitors to the Home School Safari can see the Knowsley Safari vet conduct an x-ray on a male African Lion to diagnose an injured paw; get up close to watch Kuzma the Amur Tiger having a root canal and learn how giraffes are fed through the seasons.

Rachel Scott, Head of Marketing, Knowsley Safari says: “It’s business as usual for our keepers as they look after the animals at the Safari and we’re happy that they can share their daily activities by providing engaging resources which we can all learn from and be inspired and entertained by, while the majority of us are having to stay at home.

“We hope parents and teachers enjoy the resources as much as the children. We’ll be updating the Home School Safari on a regular basis during lockdown, so there’ll always be something new to discover.”

For further information, visit the website here.

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