Saving our threatened animals begins with taking action to reduce our impact on the habitats where they live.

The habitats of many animals are disappearing. This program encourages students to consider the habitat of selected species, the threats they face and some simple actions that they could take to use resources more sustainably and reduce their impact on animals and their habitat.

Pre visit

  1. Check out and register as a new user.
  2. Watch the short video (top of page) about how to help save Eastern Barred Bandicoots.

Post visit

  1. A newborn Eastern Barred Bandicoot is almost the same size as a five cent coin. Organise a Common Cents Challenge back at school to support Zoos Victoria help this species fight extinction.
  2. Take a photo that shows what you're doing at school to help local wildlife. Then upload your photo with a caption to our Act Wild Gallery
  3. Get creative and show your love for our local threatened wildlife. Create your own video mashup about Eastern Barred Bandicoots then share your creation with the world!

Habitats Under Threat addresses AusVELS levels 3-6 standards.  It supports the cross-curriculum priorities of Sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures and addresses achievements in the domains of Science, Interpersonal Development, Personal Learning, Civics and Citizenship, English, Humanities, Communication and Thinking Processes.

Program details

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45 minute class & 40 minute safari bus tour*
$16.10 per student
10:00am, 10:50am, 11:40am, 12:30pm
Student ratio 
1 adult to 10 students
Monday to Friday
What to bring 
Bring Your Own Digital Device

Please call (03) 9731 9601
More information for planning your school visit

* Please be at the safari bus shelter 10 minutes prior to departure. Time can't be rescheduled on the day.

You can help Fight

Together we can improve animal care, reduce threatening processes and save endangered species.




Zoos Victoria offers volunteering opportunities at Werribee Open Range Zoo, Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary.

Use your skills and experience to help us fight extinction!

Find out how