Melbourne Zoo Excursion

Last week our Unit 1/2 VCE Biology students attended an excursion to Melbourne Zoo.
 
Students identified the structural, physiological, and behavioural adaptations of the Southern Corroboree Frog, the threats it faces to its survival, including a devastating global fungal infection, and were introduced to the breeding program at Zoos Victoria, saving it from extinction.
 
Students then conducted a survey in the Butterfly House to gain an understanding of how butterflies interact with their captive environment.
 
Zoos Victoria will use the data gathered by our students to inform how they create habitats for butterflies to survive and breed in.