Good Zoos Resources

This resource pack has been produced by BIAZA and aims to provide an accurate insight into the practices of BIAZA zoos and to explain the reasons that underlie those practices. The pack contains: 

  • Background information for teachers (with suggestions for further reading if desired)
  • Activities linked to the English National Curriculum Key Stage Two programmes of study
  • Pupil resources 

You can download these resources by clicking the links below:

What does a good zoo do?                                          Teacher’s Notes

Activity 1
‘Creating a Zoo’ Collection Plan                                  
Pupil activity for KS2
‘Creating a Zoo’ Animal Cards                                    Resource for Activity 1

Activity 2
What does a good zoo do?                                          
Pupil activity for KS2
What does a good zoo do? - Statements                 Resource A for Activity 2
What does a good zoo do? – Top Ten Points           Resource B for Activity 2

Activity 3                                                                            
Turtle Conservation Story                                            
Pupil activity for KS2
Turtle Conservation Story – Cartoon Story              Resource A1 for Activity 3
Turtle Conservation Story - Powerpoint                   Resource A2 for Acitivity 3
Turtle Conservation Story – Activity Sheet              Resource B for Activity 3

Pupil Resources
Top Ten Species Most Reliant on Zoos                    
Information Sheet 1
Caring for Zoo Animals                                                
Information Sheet 2
Learning at the Zoo                                                       
Information Sheet 3
Zoos and Wildlife Conservation                                  
Information Sheet 4


Relevant Links Referred to in Resource Pack 

Teacher’s Notes p.1

-       Download the Secretary of State’s Modern Zoo Standards document HERE

Teachers Notes p. 2

-       More information and some examples of enrichment in BIAZA members can be found as follows:

-       The International Union for Conservation of Nature is also part of a global conservation network guided by World Zoo and Aquarium Conservation Strategies

-       Some examples of zoo’s in situ conservation programmes can be found here:

Teachers Notes p.3

-       Collection Planning Information

-       The Living Planet Index

Teachers Notes p. 4

-       List of Breeding Programmes

Activity 3 – Turtle Conservation Story (Pupil activity for KS2)

-       You can find detailed information on Yunnan Box Turtles HERE


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