Home School Hub at Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo and RTÉ Home School Hub have teamed up to bring the Zoo to you so you can visit all of your favourite animals while learning all about them!

Check out the videos and the accompanying activity sheets below.

We hope you will join us to take part in the fun!

Zoorassic World

This visit to Dublin Zoo requires a bit of imagination as the creatures we are talking about are not here anymore. We are talking about Dinosaurs!

Rhinos

Join Kelly in the Discovery and Learning Team as she tells us how to identify different species of rhino, including the Southern white rhino that lives at Dublin Zoo.

Eastern bongo and okapi

Did you know that the bongo is the largest and heaviest forest antelope? Join John in the Discovery and Learning Team as he introduces us to the Eastern bongo and okapi at Dublin Zoo.

Lions

Join Kelly in the Discovery and Learning Team and the pride of Asian lions at Dublin Zoo as they explore some scent enrichment in their habitat.

Tigers

Join Kelly in the Discovery and Learning Team as she introduces us to Niamh the Amur Tiger.

Now that you know more about these hunters why not try to make your own scent trail. Download the worksheet here.

Red Panda

Join Kelly in the Discovery and Learning Team as she tells us all about these animals who are equipped to deal with all kinds of cold weather, with their big coat and a long tail that can be used as a scarf – the red panda.

Click here to download a make your own red panda mask worksheet.

Gorillas

Join Kelly in the Discovery and Learning Team as she shows you how to tell the difference between a monkey and an ape and visits the Western lowland gorillas.

If you want to eat like Bangui the Western lowland gorilla – who has a really healthy diet that includes plenty of colourful vegetables like peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, berries and lettuce – then check out the activity sheet here.

 

African Savanna

Join Kelly in the Discovery and Learning Team as she visits the animals in the African Savanna!

Would you like to create your own animal habitat? Download the activity sheet here which is full of tips and tricks to help you.

 

Asian elephants

Join Kelly in the Discovery and Learning Team as she visits the herd of Asian elephants and teaches us how they communicate with eachother.

Download the activity sheet to play an animal communication game here.

 

California sealions and Humboldt penguins

Join Kelly in the Discovery and Learning Team as she visits the colony of California sealions and Humboldt penguins and teaches us about how these magnificent species have adapted to survive.

Create your own animal superhero adaptation by downloading the activity sheet here.

 

Bornean orangutans

Join Kelly in the Discovery and Learning Team as she visits the troop of Bornean orangutans and teaches us about the importance of animal enrichment.

Learn to create your very own animal enrichment items for your pets at home by downloading the activity sheet here.