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Enjoy nocturnal delights on a bat safari in Merseyside

Knowsley Safari near Liverpool is offering visitors the chance to get up close to their resident bat population this week during an after-hours walk.

This educational night time event takes place on Thursday at 7pm and has been added by the wildlife park as a second date due to popular demand.

As the sun goes down, expert guides will take guests through the nocturnal mammals’ habitat, exploring the vast landscape and dense woodland areas the bat colony call home.

Visitors will be able to help monitor the local bat population at Knowsley and find out more about the way these fascinating creatures live.

A survey by the Mammal Society found that bats are one of 12 native species under threat of extinction due to over-building and use of pesticides. Learn all about the importance of native bats during the evening foot safari, and how this ‘indicator species’ can signal that the biodiversity of an environment is under threat when their population drops.

Join the Knowsley Safari bat walk on Thursday 13th September 7.00pm -10.00pm. Tickets cost £7.50 in advance and need to be booked ahead of the event. Remember to dress warmly with footwear suitable for muddy terrain. For more information and to book your adventure, click here.

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