Year levels

Year 5, Year 6


$180 per class of 30 students


Online workshop: Wednesday and Thursday

Student Ratio

1 adult for every 30 students


Africa, Animal Features, Ecosystems / Habitats

Your students will discover the features that make African animals successful predators and able to avoid becoming prey.

Program description

Each program includes a 30-minute online workshop with a Zoo Teacher and a teaching guide filled with activities for your scope and sequence. While not a tour of the zoo, you will have direct access to your own expert Zoo Teacher and unique zoo content.

It’s survival of the fittest in the grasslands of Africa. Discover the adaptions predators have to hunt successfully and the features prey have developed to give them a fighting chance.

Observe incredible African predator's and their prey. Analyse skulls and investigate what it takes for these animals to survive. In Predator Prey, students will learn how to group animals based on their diet and discover how animals rely on their senses, each other and their environment to survive.

Students will learn:

  • How to identify key features African animals have to survive
  • How African animals rely on each other and the environment
  • The challenges African wildlife face in the wild
  • How Zoos Victoria is helping to fight extinction

Want to come face-to-face with our incredible wildlife and extend your students' learning in their environment? Book in an excursion to one of our three amazing zoos.

Program sequence

Before your online workshop


Use the activities in the Teaching Guide (below) to spark students’ curiosity before their online workshop.

During your online workshop

Connect and Understand

Students will participate in a discussion about African wildlife and the challenges they face. Students will learn about Zoos Victoria’s mission to fight extinction, how the zoo works with African communities to protect wildlife and how students can help too.

After your online workshop


Use activities in the Teaching Guide to deepen students’ learning.  


Use the Teaching Guide to enable students to master their knowledge and skills in real-world contexts. 

Learning outcomes

Victorian Curriculum 5-6


Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (VCSSU074)

  • Students will learn how African wildlife have adaptations to help them be successful predators and avoid becoming prey

The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (VCSSU075)

  • Students will learn how reliant African wildlife are on the environment to survive and how humans can impact on their survival

Environmental and human influences on the location and characteristics of places and the management of spaces within them (VCGGK096)

  • Students discover the impacts of livestock in the African savannah and how Zoos Victoria is working to help create wildlife friendly communities

Australia’s connections with other countries and how these change people and places (VCGGK098)

  • Students discover how Zoos Victoria is working with communities in Africa to help protect wildlife

Online workshop details

Your online workshop will be hosted on Zoom.   

All you need is a computer or device with internet access.

During the exclusive online workshop for your class, you will be able use the camera and microphone functions.  

Students can also communicate with a Werribee Open Range Zoo Teacher by typing in the Chat  box.  

We will send out a link to join the program to the teacher that booked.

Join us ten minutes before your start time. Arriving early will enable us to check any tech issues and start your session on time. 

Book now

Call 1300 966 784 to book an online workshop.   

Credit card payment at time of booking. Cancellation must be made at least 10 business days prior to your booked workshop. If not, a cancellation fee of $180 will be invoiced.