Endangered Animals

Going, going, gone… In Endangered Animals, the pupils will explore how animals can become endangered or extinct due to threats such as hunting and habitat destruction. The problems that animals face are introduced alongside examples of positive things that people can do to help. Many of the animal skins and other objects from the natural world used in this session are on loan from H.M. Revenue and Customs - they are from real animals hunted in the wild.

Endangered Animals Workshop, ZSL London Zoo

Age group: Years 3-6 (KS2, Ages 7-11)

Duration: 45 minutes

Capacity: 35 pupils

Availabilty: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 Mon-Fri during term time 


National Curriculum links:


KS2 Science

Year 4 programme of study (2014)

Living things and their habitats

Pupils should be taught to:

  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things


Intended learning outcomes:

Pupils will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the word ‘endangered’ and identify some of the animals which are endangered
  • Identify some of the threats that animals face
  • Recognise how people can damage/improve the environment and the things that live in it


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