Icebreaker on Safari
Calling all freshers, we want to use our scientific knowhow and experience to help you get to know each other. When it comes to animal instinct and social interactions, we understand that humans aren’t too different. You see, we’ve been working in animal behaviour for a long time and without blowing our own trumpet, we’re experts. We spend lots of time observing animals here at Knowsley Safari and across the world when we send our team off to far and distant lands. So we’re putting our knowhow into action and hosting Icebreaker days at the safari for freshers to come along and get to know each other better.
Chat, work together in a team and of course, see loads of animals. The event can include a guided tour of the Safari Drive, workshops and activities on the Foot Safari and bird of prey and sea lion displays. You could even design and create enrichment devices for the animals. If you’re ‘game’ then the safari is the perfect place to meet up. All the details including prices and how to book are on our website.
We’re Social Animals
If you’re in need of some inspiration, take a leaf out of our book and look to the animal kingdom. There are some amazing examples of social animals:
Bees and ants, work together for the greater good of the colony. Self-sacrifice and a life of servitude to protect the queen. This colony social strategy isn’t just for the bugs, many mammal species adopt this too, naked-mole rats and meerkats have families with only one breeding female. Members of the group carry out roles such as look out or nanny.
Lions are the only truly group living cat. A family of lions is called a pride and is made up of related females and usually a single non-related pride male. Females do the lion’s share of the hunting while the males then come in to take the best of the meal.
We’ve all seen the herds of zebra in their millions on documentaries about the mass migration, but did you know these mega herds are actually lots and lots of family groups? Zebra live in small groups of around 4 or 5 females and a male. They gather in large numbers to feed on grasses and for extra lookouts.
On the safari, Baboons probably most reflect human society. A large troop is made up of small family units which all have their role in the wider society and hierarchy is based on leadership qualities and respecting older members of the family.
Whether you’re looking for your herd, pride, pack or troop, an Icebreaker at Knowsley Safari has everything for your group.
About Knowsley Safari
For those new to the area or new to Knowsley Safari, we have a 5-mile safari drive that is home to white rhino, African lions, camel, baboons and herds of grazing deer, antelope and more. Adventure doesn’t end there, you can leave the vehicle to explore our Foot Safari and see giraffe, meerkats and wolves. The Amur tiger trail opened in May 2018 and is home to tigers native to the Russian Far East. Explore the trail and discover more about tigers; their habitat, why they are under threat and how you can help.