Animal Toolkits

Fighting Extinction Schools Animal Toolkits are free for you to download and use.

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, accurate scientific information, media links, actions you can take and links to the curriculum.


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 Tribe Members and come with time saving ideas and activities to support you in the classroom.

Western Lowland Gorilla (Year 7 - 8)

Teach the science of species adaptations and food webs. 

Coming soon!

Western Lowland Gorilla (Year 9 - 10)

Teach the science of adaptations and genetic diversity.  

Coming soon!


Additional resources

Zoos Victoria 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 Tribe Membership

Teacher Tribe 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:

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