Explore animal behaviour in this interactive session – from learned behaviour to inherited characteristics.
Ever wondered why a monkey swings through the tree-tops? Why lion stalks their prey? Or why a peacock shows off his feathers? Learn how a zookeeper keeps on top on their animal’s behaviour and makes sure they are happy and healthy. The session covers physiology, senses, family relationships, and human and animal interaction. A fun-filled session with games, role play and the ultimate behaviour test!
- To recognise our own behaviour and compare it to animals
- To be able to differentiate between learned and inherited behaviour
- To understand the importance of understanding animal behaviour in a zoo environment
*Please note - sessions involve no direct contact with animals
Curriculum for Excellence
“I can identify and classify examples of living things, past and present, to help me appreciate their diversity. I can relate physical and behavioural characteristics to their survival or extinction.” SCN 2-01a
“By exploring the characteristics offspring inherit when living things reproduce, I can distinguish between inherited and non-inherited characteristics.” SCN 2.14b
“Through research on how animals communicate, I can explain how sound vibrations are carried by waves through air, water and other media.” SCN 2-11a