Knowsley Safari launched project to raise awareness of the plight of world’s largest land mammal with UK first elephant time capsule.
Knowsley Safari collected the North West’s photographs, artwork, stories and poetry about the world’s largest land animal, with the aim to preserve the memories in the UK’s first elephant themed time capsule.
Joined by two Merseyside based primary schools, the ‘Never Forget’ time capsule was buried on the grounds of the safari as part of the endangered species awareness project, ‘If They’re Gone’, following expert reports that elephants are in danger of extinction.
Head of Animal Management at Knowsley Safari, Eveline De Wolf, who is one of the most experienced elephant keepers in Europe, explains the importance of the ‘If They’re Gone,’ campaign:
“Many people will never see a herd of elephants in the wild, which is why safari parks have such an important role to play in helping communities understand the impact poaching has, not only on the elephant population, but the other species that are reliant on their survival.
“At Knowsley Safari, we have the power to make a difference, and through conservation and education, we are working to make sure that our children’s children grow up in a world where an elephant is more than just a memory buried in a time capsule.”