Welcome to Perth Zoo
Due to website maintenance, all Close Encounters and Kids Programs are currently unavailable for bookings. We'll be back online shortly

Why are humans classified as primates? Explore the evolutionary trends within the primate order and the traits of early Hominins.

Overview

In this experience students examine why humans are classified as ‘primates’ and the evolutionary trends within this
order. Comparative anatomy, physiology and behaviour are used to identify the similarities and differences between the Hominidae (Great Ape) family and the traits of early Hominins are explored. Students take part in an interactive presentation, incorporating audio visual elements and biological artefacts. This session takes place in one of our indoor education experience areas.

This experience is available onsite at Perth Zoo and online. 

Curriculum Links

  • Human Biological Science: Unit 4 (ATAR)

Resources

Teacher Support Pack (PDF)

Student Activity Sheets (PDF)

If you'd like to enquire more about Past and Present Primates, please email our Discovery and Learning team discoveryandlearning@perthzoo.wa.gov.au

Past and Present Primates Booking Request

Please note: this is a booking request form. Your booking is confirmed once you receive a booking confirmation email from our Discovery and Learning team.
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
Education experience delivery: *


extraMile by Integranet