Reproduction: Feed 'em, Breed 'em and Release 'em

Breeding endangered animals in captivity is harder than it looks! Investigate the reproductive strategies of these species and how Zoos Victoria is fighting their extinction. 

The Eastern Barred Bandicoot is an animal that is being bought back from extinction through captive breeding programs by organisations such as Zoos Victoria. Students learn about the animal’s amazing reproductive cycles, reproductive adaptations and the trials and tribulations of captive breeding. Students investigate a variety of reproductive strategies used by other animals and the Zoo’s role in fighting their extinction.

On completion of the student trail students can write up a summary report that can be assessed for their School Assessed Coursework (SAC) for Outcome 1, VCE Biology Unit 2.