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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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Perth Zoo is currently offering free online lessons for Year 11 and Year 12 classes with their Discovery and Learning educators. Please click here to register for these lessons.

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

Amazing African Savannah! 

(Years 4-6) 

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.
Activity 1 - Watch the Southern White Rhino keeper talk and Meerkat Observation video

Additional activities

The nimble Numbat 

Did you know the Numbat is Western Australia's State mammal emblem? (Years 1-4)

Activity 1 - Watch our Numbat keeper talk
Activity 2 - Download our Numbat fact sheet
Activity 3 - Download our Numbat activity 
Activity 4 - Create a Numbat puppet

Orangutans are cool!

Did you know that orangutans are Great Apes? Lots of people call them monkeys but the difference is in the tail - or the lack of it. 

Activity 1 - Watch our orangutan keeper talk
Activity 2 - Download our orangutan fact sheet
Activity 3 Download our orangutan activity and complete the tasks

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! 

Natural instincts!

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! 

Carnivore construction!

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!

Keeper talks

Learn more about the Sumatran Orangutan.

Learn more about Perth Zoo's Boa Constrictor.

Learn more about how Perth Zoo keepers look after Radiated Tortoises.

Meet one of our Aussie icons, the Tasmanian Devil!

Learn more about the unique Australian marsupial, the Numbat!

Meet one of Perth Zoo's Southern White Rhinos!

Learn more about Perth Zoo's half-tonne Estuarine Crocodile!

Learn more about Perth Zoo's Bull Elephant, Putra Mas!

Learn more about the iconic Koala!

Story Time with Perth Zoo animals

Join us as we read a story to one of Perth Zoo's Asian Small-clawed Otters.

Join us as we read a story to one of Perth Zoo's Galapagos Tortoise!

Join us as we read a story to one of Perth Zoo's White-cheeked Gibbons.

Join us as we read a story to Perth Zoo's Little Penguins.

Join us as we read a story to Perth Zoo's Red Pandas.

Join us as we read a story to Nolga, the Western Grey Kangaroo.

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