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Knowsley Safari’s Sam, the lion, becomes the star of the most watched 2020 TikTok video in the UK!

Knowsley Safari’s resident Lion, Sam has put his best paw forward and extended his reign to be crowned King of TikTok, as his video tops the list of the most watched of 2020 UK! 

Earning himself 20.9 million ‘Likes’ and firmly establishing his position at the top of the TikTok 100, Sam was filmed by @emma.cxmpbell during a visit to the Safari this summer. Owning the UK’s longest Safari Drive as he saunters along to a popular JVLA track, Sam’s powerful and majestic nature is a huge draw for visitors, and one which can be enjoyed once more now Knowsley Safari has re-opened after lockdown.

Knowsley Safari's Sam, the lion, becomes the star of the most watched 2020 TikTok video in the UK!

Rachel Scott, Head of Marketing, Knowsley Safari said: “We all know that our amazing and beautiful animals are the stars at the Safari but Sam has really stolen the limelight this year! 

“We’re delighted that one of our lions has gone viral and it’s fantastic to see the appreciation shown across the TikTok community – we hope it inspires people to find out more about threatened species like the African lion.” 

With the hospitality industry mark, ‘We’re Good to Go’, Knowsley Safari is welcoming visitors back with £10 per person tickets, available now, so families can enjoy a full day of outdoor fun.  Visitors must book a timeslot online at www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk.

Social distancing and enhanced hygiene measures remain and include timed and contactless entry, a one-way Foot Safari, socially distanced picnic areas, PPE for staff, protective screens and helpful staff and signage.

The TikTok 100 is a collection of the creators, trends, tracks, effects and TikTok videos that have entertained, comforted, amazed and educated the TikTok community this year.

Knowsley Safari first opened in 1971 and the safari drive now covers 550-acres and was voted the UK’s number one safari park by TripAdvisor.

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