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Herbivore, Carnivore

Analyse the zoo collection of skulls and scats to determine the structural, behavioural and physiological adaptations animals have for obtaining and digesting food and reducing competition for resources in the African savannah.

Students will have opportunities to observe a range of grassland species and determine the beneficial and benign relationships that exist between them, the interdependencies that exist and the potential impacts of changes to keystone species in the African savannah.

Learning Outcomes

This program addresses the area of study and outcomes in:


  • Area of Study 1: How do organisms function?
  • Area of Study 2: How do living systems sustain life?

Zoos Victoria Education for Conservation aligns with best practice teaching and learning strategies for VCE Biology and has a strong focus on collaborative learning and developing inquiry skills.

Our educational experiences cater for students of all learning needs.


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