Welcome to Perth Zoo's Teacher Education Resources! We hope you enjoy the behind-the-scenes videos, activities and educational fact sheets.
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Australian bush party!
(This lesson is designed for K-3 students)
What would you need for a great bush party? Just like us, Australian animals need food, water and shelter to stay happy and healthy. Students will explore the amazing ways native animals find these things and remain safe in the Western Australian bush.
Activity 1- Watch the Koala, Numbat and Tasmanian Devil Keeper Talk
Activity 2 - Download and complete the below activities
- Download our Australian animal fact sheets
Amazing African Savannah!
Survival in the African Savannah is serious business! African animals, from the biggest rhinoceros to the smallest meerkat, have ways of flourishing in this environment. Students will investigate the structural, functional and behavioural adaptations of animals and how these help them survive and thrive in the savannah.
- Watch the Southern White Rhino keeper talk and Meerkat Observation video
- Complete the below activities
- Download the following fact sheets
Slither like a snake!
Get to know some of Perth Zoo's reptiles up close!
Activity 1 - Watch our reptile keeper talk
Activity 2 - Download our Boa Constrictor activity and complete the tasks
Food glorious food!
Are you a carnivore, herbivore or an omnivore? In this Zoo Crew acitivity you'll be making one of our famous elephant burritos while you also learn about the different diets animals have!
Activity 1 - Watch our Elephant Burrito video
Activity 2 - Download the activity and make your own Zoo inspired burrito!
In this Zoo Crew activity you'll learn about the enrichment activities for Perth Zoo animals and create your own enrichment activity for your pet!
Activity 1 - Watch our Painted Dog Surprise Sack enrichment video
Activity 2 - Download the activity and make your own Zoo inspired enrichment activity for your pet!
In this Zoo Crew activity you'll learn about some of Perth Zoo's carnivorous animals.
Activity 1 - Watch our Hyena enrichment video
Activity 2 - Download the activity and complete the creative carnivore activites!
Things that go bump in the night!
A whole new world comes alive when the sun goes down. In this Zoo Crew activity you'll learn about some of Perth Zoo's nocturnal animals.
Activity 1 - Watch our Nocturnal House enrichment video
Activity 2 - Download the activity and investigate the nocturnal animals around your yard!
Story Time with Perth Zoo animals