Key Stage 4 resources

Animal Training (1 MB): an activity sheet about why zoos train animals. Find out about some of the species that are trained at Whipsnade and why it is important for the animal’s welfare.


Animal Communication KS5 (3.03 MB): an activity sheet about the different methods animals use to communicate.


Zoo Careers (2.41 MB): themed notes on some of the many careers available at a zoo, what qualifications, skills and personal qualities are needed.


Climate Change (1.05 MB): an activity sheet to find out how species are affected by climate change and what ZSL is doing to conserve them.


Enclosure design (1.54 MB): an activity sheet about designing enclosures. Who and what needs to be taken into consideration when designing a new enclosure? Find out the basics and think about the needs of particular species around the Zoo.


Health and Safety at the Zoo KS4&5 (1.66 MB): an activity sheet about the health and safety considerations at a zoo. Also discover how science is used in the Zoo and Institute of Zoology.

History of ZSL and Whipsnade Zoo (1.17 MB): Discover when ZSL was started and the history of Whipsnade Zoo.


Role of a Modern Zoo (2.53 MB): what is it that they do? Find out about the four main roles of a zoo (conservation, education, research and recreation).


Walk on the wild side trail: Find out about a range of animals around the zoo.