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Stage 1 Science: Backyard Buddies (Habitats)

Outcomes: ST1-4WS, ST1-10LW, ST1-11LW 

Integrates with: Geography

Learning Across the Curriculum: Sustainability, Ethical Understanding, Critical and Creative Thinking 

Become a Backyard Buddy! What native animals in your area could do with a helping hand? After running a fauna survey at your school, visit Taronga to learn how to create habitats for wildlife. Be prepared to get your hands dirty! Back at school, get busy creating homes for your Backyard Buddy friends.

Stage 2 Science: Backyard Buddies (Life Cycles)

Outcomes: ST2-10LW, ST2-11LW,ST2-4WS, ST2-5WT

Learning Across the Curriculum: Sustainability, Civics and 
Citizenship, Critical and Creative Thinking

Integrates with: Geography

Our local wildlife is doing it pretty tough these days. No matter which stage in their life cycle; animals like birds, lizards, frogs and insects could really do with some help. Become a Backyard Buddy and learn how to create a habitat in your school or backyard.

Elephant barn November 2014
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s new Elephant barn and facility is nearing completion with the construction set to be finished by the end of the year.
Giraffe calf
Summer is here and so are lots of new arrivals at Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Keepers welcomed the arrival of a Hippo calf in early September and 2014’s second Giraffe calf in late October to the delight of visitors.
Przewalski's Horse foal
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are excited to announce the birth of a Przewalski’s Horse foal born on 3 November 2014.
Kibibi the Hippo calf
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is excited to announce that our female Hippo calf has a name! Meet Kibibi, meaning little lady in Swahili, who was named following a call for suggestions on the Zoo’s facebook page.

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