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.

Program details

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Year level 
VCE Biology
90 minute class & 40 minute safari bus tour*
$18.10 per student
10:00am, 10:50am, 11:40am
Student ratio 
1 adult to 10 students
Monday to Friday
Program type 
Zoo educator led
What to bring 
Printed Student Trail (below) Bring Your Own Device

Please call (03) 9731 9601
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* Please be at the safari bus shelter 10 minutes prior to departure. Times can't be rescheduled on the day.

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