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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.


 Download the Student Workbook (331 KB)

 Download the Teacher Notes (488 KB) - Note: This document is password protected.

Program details

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Year level 
Structured full day experience
$16.30 per student
Session times available between 10am and 2pm
Student ratio 
1 adult for every 10 students (recommended)
Monday to Friday (during the school term)
What to bring 
Printed Student Workbook and pen. This is an all-weather program. Please come prepared for the elements and wear enclosed shoes.

Book your excursion by calling (03) 9340 2788.

A confirmation will be emailed following your booking. A purchase order will be required on the day and an invoice will be issued to the school following your excursion for payment.