Pellet Dissection

Common kestrel perches on tree stump

Session Outline

This session includes dissecting pellets from our birds of prey living here at Woburn Safari Park, to identify what they have been eating. Students will learn about the importance of dissecting pellets in conservation and about birds of prey feeding behaviours.


  • Pupils will have a greater understanding of the responsibility involved in keeping healthy animals at a collection such as Woburn Safari Park.

  • They will understand the importance of knowing the animal you are working with.


Curriculum Links

Science (KS3)

  • Relationships in an ecosystem; developing a line of enquiry based on observations of the real world

Science (KS4)

  • Ecosystems; interaction of living organisms with communities and ecosystems, the adaption of living organisms to their environment.