Last weekend we’ve been to Knowsley Safari Park for our December visit. We did not book for the evening because, if there are any places left, for the Santa event, I think it would be better to leave those for families with children. We had a drive-through the safari and it was incredible. I shared the pictures as we took them around the safari, with the last two sets of pictures being the best ones.
We booked in advance a time slot and got an online ticket. We showed our membership cards and we were on our way to see the animals. It’s easy and fast each month, almost just as easy as turning up before the pandemic. They only accept online bookings now as they need to manage the flow of people in the safari.
All the Rhinos were in their enclosures. I am wondering if this guy (a male, the female is in the back, watching him in the process of destroying the wooden post) is scratching or just making art by shaving the post like that. He seemed very keen on it.
We’ve avoided the monkey enclosure as my husband did not take down the window scrappers. The monkeys did not seem too keen on the cars though, many of them being indoors.
The Bisons were so cute, they looked like they were curious about us and willing to interact. It’s strange as they never did that previously. We had to leave as it was getting busy though.
Moose had his lunch close to the road so we can see him. He is not afraid of cars but not sociable either, just ignores us as he always does.
The lion’s enclosure was amazing. All the lions were walking about, on the road, between the cars. They got very close to the cars, almost brushing themselves. It’s so incredible to see them so close.
As a Great Ape… I was starting to feel a bit uncomfortable with so many lions around the car. It did raise a bit my blood pressure, but it is amazing at the same time. They are so quiet, just walking around, powerful, calm, and, of course, a bit scary.
Look how close she is! It was fantastic!
After seeing the lions we thought nothing else can beat having lions around the car… how wrong we were.
This guy was curious about us. It’s not the first time a camel sticks his head in our car, as a few years ago it happened once.
Well… this camel was very keen on us. He was sniffing my husband, sniffed my hands, and grabbed them with his lips. If you have children make sure you don’t allow them to get that close to a camel’s mouth, as they might bite. I have experience with animals, so I knew how to keep my hands safe. He was very good though, never opened his mouth, just slobbered them nicely and that was it.
He was clearly very friendly and curious and wanted to spend time with us. That was such a wonderful experience.