Knowsley supports bid to protect elephants

African elephants at Knowsley Safari Park Credit: Knowsley Safari Park

Knowsley Safari Park are supporting a new drive to save elephants as part of a national endangered species campaign 'If They're Gone.'

The Secretary of State for DEFRA Owen Paterson will help raise awareness of the elephant's plight.

It comes at a time when there's been unprecedented levels of elephant poaching for their ivory

The results of a new survey will also be revealed at the park , showing that many of us are unaware that parts of elephants (and other endangered species) are popular ingredients in traditional alternative medicines.

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Knowsley elephant scheme

Knowsley Safari Park are supporting a new drive to save elephants, as part of a national endangered species campaign 'If They're Gone.'