Animal Toolkits

Each Toolkit has been curated by the Zoos Victoria Education team in consultation with Threatened Species experts. They contain a wealth of information including: videos, scientific information, media links, actions you can take, and links to the Science curriculum.


School Readers

Foundation - Year 2 Science

Discover the science of Victoria’s wildlife through illustrated stories written for Foundation–Year 2.

Each of the five books will develop your students’ Science knowledge and Literacy skills through the stories of endangered animals and they come with a suite of teaching resources.


Ask a Zoo Expert

The Fighting Extinction Schools 'Ask a Zoo Expert' series takes you behind-the-scenes to meet the people working in wildlife conservation. The videos have been co-created with teachers and students to answer some of the most asked science questions. The accompanying teaching guides are exclusive to Teacher Members and come with time saving ideas and activities to support you in the classroom.

Foundation - Year 2 Science

Teach the science how living things grow, meet their basic living needs, and about external animal features.

Year 3 - 4 Science

Teach the science of life cycles, animal features and how they rely on their environment.

Year 5 - 6 Science

Teach the science of structural features and adaptations.


Additional resources

Video showcases

Search our Vimeo showcases to find videos on animal species. The videos cover a range of topics such as:

  • Keeper talks
  • Interviews with experts
  • Explaining the science behind Zoos Victoria's conservation efforts
  • Observational videos to allow your students to watch and wonder
  • Much more!

Teacher Membership

Teacher Members get access to even more teaching resources to support learning in the classroom and help teachers and students take action for wildlife.  These additional resources include: