Knowsley Safari Park in United Kingdom

Knowsley Safari Park
OwnerJohn Stanley, 18th Earl of Derby, and Jimmy Chipperfield.
First elephant arrived1973
Zip-codeL34 4AN
CountryUnited Kingdom

DirectorsJimmy Chipperfield

Head keepers
of elephants
Seventies: Ivor Rosaire
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Knowsley Safari Park, located at Prescot, in Merseyside, United Kingdom, was founded in 1971 and the first elephant arrived in 1973.

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Established in 1971 by John Stanley, 18th Earl of Derby, in cooperation with Jimmy Chipperfield.

During the seventies Ivor Rosaire was elephant superintendent

Female elephants are kept in free contact, the young bull in protected contact.

The elephant keepers do not chain the elephants and do not use an ankus.

Knowsley Safari Park believes in giving the elephants as much space as possible and allowing them to behave as naturally as possible, doing what elephants like to do; graze in a 12-acre plus paddock, wallow in the mud, swim in the pool, mud up or dust up on the sand yard.

References for records about Knowsley Safari Park

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Knowsley Safari Park, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Jim Stockley, South Africa

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