Biology students investigate conservation at Auckland Zoo

Posted on June 16, 2022

Last week 66 A2 Biology students and their teachers visited Auckland Zoo to attend an educational session on the role of the modern zoo in conservation.

The students enjoyed a hands-on session investigating the main causes behind organisms becoming endangered. This was followed by a discussion of the possible strategies that can be used to protect endangered species and prevent their extinction. Students were happy to share their ideas about what could be done by individuals at a local, national and international level to both repair current environmental damage and prevent further harm in the future.

The rain held off for the day and students were able to enjoy some time viewing the zoos' improved habitats for the orangutans and tigers as well as some of New Zealand's endangered Takahe and Whio.