Post-16 Resources

There are a range of resources for Post-16 groups. The resources below included activity sheets and themed notes.

Activity sheets are aimed at the students. They provide a focus for the visit including things to do and think about during the visit and some have activities that can be followed up at school or home. Themed notes are aimed at older students and adults to provide background information.


Animal training

 - 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

 - An activity sheet about the different methods animals use to communicate.


Health and safety at the Zoo 

 - 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

: Discover when ZSL was started and the history of Whipsnade Zoo.


Role of a modern zoo

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