Endangered Species: Southern Brown Bandicoot

Available at the spectacular Cranbourne Gardens

Learn about the Southern Brown Bandicoot and what it needs to thrive in a heathland environment.

Students will learn how to identify the South Brown Bandicoot and be introduced to the conservation work being undertaken to save the species from extinction. 

Students will

  • Discover how Southern Brown Bandicoot characteristics contribute to nutrient cycles 
  • Look for evidence to confirm Southern Brown Bandicoot activity in the Australian Garden
  • Learn about conservation and land management considerations for the Southern Brown Bandicoot, such as predator control and bushfire succession

Key focuses

  • Bandicoots crawl in the urban sprawl
  • Introduction to the species including ecology and threats
  • Endangered species conservation program 

Curriculum Links

Level 7-10 Science