Learn how African predators have adapted to hunt their prey and the tricks their prey have learned to survive.
It’s survival of the fittest in the grasslands of Africa. Take a trip to the African savannah, engage in hands-on activities and discover the features African predators need to hunt successfully and the adaptations prey have developed to give them a fighting chance.
Get a chance to observe the incredible African predator and prey up-close. 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.
As part of Predator Prey, students will participate in a discussion about African wildlife and the challenges they face in the wild. Students will also learn about Zoos Victoria’s mission to fight extinction and how they can help.
Students will learn:
- How to identify key features African animals have developed 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
|Welcome and introduction to your day (arrivals between 9.50 - 10.05am)||10 minutes|
Workshop with Werribee Open Range Zoo teacher
|Safari bus tour||40 minutes|
|Self-guided walking trails and options to join educational keeper talks||1 – 4 hours|
Victorian Curriculum F – 10
Different living things have different life cycles and depend on each other and the environment to survive (VCSSU058)
- Students will explore how selected African animals depend on each other and the environment to survive
Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (VCSSU057)
- Students will have the opportunity to observe the features of animals
Location of major countries of Africa and South America in relation to Australia and their major characteristics including the types of vegetation and native animals in at least two countries for both continents (VCGGK077)
- Students will have the opportunity to learn about the adaptations of selected African wildlife
Similarities and differences in individuals’ and groups’ feelings and perceptions about places, and how they influence views about the protection of these places (VCGGK083)
- Students will learn how Zoos Victoria is working with African communities to help protect African Wildlife
Plan your excursion
Predator Prey is an outdoor all-weather program; the students will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat and sun protection.
The organising teacher should make themselves known to Admission Staff prior to entering the Zoo so that payment can be made. More information