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In pairs, small groups or individually, students choose an animal to thoroughly study.

Students choose a species to study and when they arrive at the Zoo they choose an individual animal to study within that species.
Experience tells us that it is best to choose and animal that is not too shy, diurnal, and identifiable within a group.

Download the Animal Study booklet and the appropriate ethogram for students to record their findings in. Students can create their own ethogram as part of an extended study.

Print options:

Always print documents on the short edge

  • If you print in A3 you will create an A4 double sided booklet
  • If you print in A4 you will create an A5 double sided booklet

This Animal Study can be used by advanced students in the middle primary years, however it is most suited to middle-school students.


Years 6 to 9
Adelaide Zoo
Program Type
Self-directed learning activity
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