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. Children will learn about the importance of dissecting pellets in conservation and about birds of prey feeding behaviours.


  • Understand the terms 'carnivore', 'herbivore', and 'omnivore'
  • Understand how animals are adapted differently to help them find and eat food
  • Understand the importance of camouflage

Curriculum Links

Science (KS2)

  • Animals, including humans
  • Living things and their habitat