Friend to Animals

  • Make a poster or leaflet about an endangered animal. Include details about:  - where it lives - what it eats - why it is endangered.
  • Choose a charity or organisation that helps protect endangered animals. Help support its work, for example join one of its sponsored events.
  • Find out about some animals that are already extinct. Explain why this has happened, and what can be done so it doesn't happen in the future.
  • Make up a quiz, game or activity about endangered animals for your Six.
  • Visit your nearest zoo, animal sanctuary or wildlife reserve. Find out about some of the animals that live there, including at least one you hadn't heard of before. Make a scrapbook about your visit.
  • Look at the different colours and patterns of animals. Explain why animals need camouflage. Use some of the patterns you see in a piece of art, for example a face mask.
  • Describe how life is different for animals that live in the wild to those that live in captivity.
  •  Find out how some zoos' conservation work helps to protect endangered animals. Get details of the adoption schemes that are run by some zoos and sanctuaries.
  • Know why humans are a threat to animals, and what can be done about it. Make a poster or leaflet showing how Brownies can help.


Friend to Animals Badge Itinerary at Dartmoor Zoo

10:00 – Arrival, Introduction to the Zoo (Focus on what DZP does to help protect endangered animals and extinction)

10:30 – Zoo tour (Focus on endangered animals)

11:30 – Information packs/posters to be made on chosen endangered animal found at DZP

12:30 – Lunch

13:30 – Close Encounters (Focus on camouflage)

14:15 – Camouflage session looking at different types of camouflage and mask making

15:00 – End of day


This itinerary is an example of the sessions we provide, feel free to choose another activity from the list to put into the itinerary for your day.


For booking details or enquiries please contact the education team here.