Duration: 2.5 hours

In this course, you will learn various ways of attracting birds to a garden, how to maintain birds in captivity, and more.
Duration: 3 hours

You will learn about the scope, nature and scientific classification of birds.
Duration: 2 hours

Identify and describe a range of common and widespread land birds.
Duration: 2 hours

Identify and describe a range of flightless and long-legged birds.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Identify and describe a range of hunters and birds of prey.
Duration: 1 hour

Discuss and describe a range of Passeriformes, also known as perching birds or songbirds. Includes robins, thrush, and swallows.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn about a range of seabirds and waterbirds, including pelicans, penguins, and geese.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn about anatomical and physiological characteristics of birds.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Study the foundations of marine mammal biology, including whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions.
Duration: 1 hour

Learn how to recognize bony fish species; study the diversity of this group. Includes material on eels.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Learn the main differences between sharks and rays (cartilaginous fish); their key features and general concepts about cartilaginous fish biology.
Duration: 1 hour

Learn about key crustaceans dwelling in the marine environment and their lifecycles. Includes true crabs, hermit crabs, lobsters, prawns, and more.
Duration: 2 hours

An introduction to the biology and diversity of marine molluscs, including abalone, mussels, oysters, squids, and octopus. Includes material on the marine environment and feeding habits.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn about other marine vertebrates such as turtles, snakes, and birds.
Duration: 3 hours

Learn about marine shallow ecosystems (e.g. estuaries, rocky shores, sandy beaches, coral reefs). Understand the main biotic and abiotic components of shallow ecosystems.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn about conservation issues that impact populations of reptiles and amphibians.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Learn about the ecological requirements, reproduction, lifecycle, and behaviour of a range of different amphibian species.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn about the ecological requirements, reproduction, lifecycle and behaviour of a range of different reptile species.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Learn about the scope and nature of reptiles; how to identify credible resources, and how to start networking with organisations and individuals involved with the study of reptiles around the world.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn how to manage reptiles and amphibians in captivity. Discusses the particulars of their environment and feeding.

Duration: 2 hours

Learn about the nature and scope of amphibians, how to identify credible resources and begin to develop networking with organisations and individuals involved with the study of amphibians around the world.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn about a range of different reptile species, including distinguishing characteristics, their needs (e.g. environmental, food, etc.) and behaviour.
Duration: 2 hours

In this course, you will learn the differences between feeding a wild animal and a domesticated animal of similar species; the preferred food types for each wild animal; nutritional requirements; feeding frequency and more.
Duration: 1.5 hours

With our foundation course, you will learn to identify and describe the distinguishing characteristics of animals within the order Carnivora.
Duration: 1.5 hours

In spite of common major anatomical and physiological features, mammals achieved the greatest diversity of shapes and sizes. By the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of what to take into account when classifying mammals - based on their phenotypes.
Duration: 2 hours

Like humans, all mammals have a brain and central nervous system. These are made up of neurons or nerve cells which transmit information. Insects, amphibians, birds and reptiles also have brains though they are structurally different to mammalian brains. Mammal brains are around twice the size of birds of equivalent body mass and ten times that of a reptile. Learn more about animal behaviour here.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Whilst it may be difficult to determine what an animal is thinking, through much research it has been possible to determine some of what animals are able to sense. The biological structures and neural pathways which are used to detect and interpret sensual information vary significantly across species making comparisons between reception in humans and different species of animals very complicated. If you are interested in learning more about Animal Perception & Cognition, this is the right course for you.
Duration: 1.5 hours

In this course, you will learn how animals communicate; how information is transmitted via a message, meaning, signal, and so forth; how they use communication to interact with members of their own species by using code that they understand and can easily interpret.
Duration: 1.5 hours

In the wild, animals learn from each other. Learning begins from interactions with the parent animals, and they also observe other members of their species and siblings in order to learn how to behave. Unlike instinctive behaviours, which involve the repetition of innate patterns of behaviour, learning involves modifying behaviours in accordance with experience. Learn more about how animals learn here.
Duration: 2.5 hours

In this course, you will learn how some behaviours are learnt and others are innate; how the environment may influence their habits; animal instincts, feeding behaviour, rituals, biological rhythms, circannual rhythms, hibernation, sexual behaviour, reproduction.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Animal behaviour is an animal’s observable actions. Although it can include simple reflex responses to stimuli we usually use the term behaviour to refer to more complex actions. As such, behaviour might comprise of a chain of actions where each action is dependent upon the previous one or it might be very complex pattern of actions such as those observed in dominance, aggression or courtship behaviours. Complex animal behaviour may involve cognitive processes such as learning or memory. Behaviour might also be influenced by genes and neurological, biological or chemical processes within the organism - such as by hormones.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Learn how animals can be trained and how their behaviour can be managed; learn how aging, illness, psychological traumas will affect animals' ability to learn.
Duration: 1.5 hours

In this course, you will learn more about animal social behaviour, territoriality, mating, grooming, dominance, advantages of living in groups, different forms of aggressive behaviour in animals.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn about various approaches used to conserve threatened species and ecosystems.
Duration: 2.5 hours

Learn about fauna survey techniques that have been developed to sample fauna for the purposes of conservation. Accurate information on population demographics and population distribution are essential for making sound decisions regarding the management of threatened species. Before management strategies can be instigated, surveys need to be conducted to gain essential information.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn about management techniques used to conserve threatened wildlife. There are many methods used by environmental agencies, wildlife managers and planners to manage threatened wild populations. To effectively conserve threatened populations, a combination of these techniques may need to be implemented, supported and followed up with ongoing monitoring.
Duration: 2.5 hours

Learn about planning tools available for farming, urban and residential planning to help conserve wildlife.
Duration: 3.5 hours

Learn about principles and approaches used towards species recovery.
Duration: 2 hours

With this course you will learn how carnivorous animals are classified, their main characteristics, and significance to man and to ecosystems.
Duration: 2 - 3 hours

Aquatic carnivores range along coastlines and oceans across both the northern and southern hemisphere. They can be found within oceans, open seas, coastlines, and lakes and freshwater. With this course you will learn to differentiate different types of canine animals that are aquatic.
Duration: 2 - 3 hours

With this course you will learn to differentiate different types of animals belonging to the taxonomic family called Ursidae.
Duration: 2 - 3 hours

With this course you will learn to differentiate different types of animals belonging to the taxonomic family called Canidae.
Duration: 2 hours

Ethology is the scientific study of animal behaviour. It combines an understanding of zoology and the psychology of animals. With this course you will learn about carnivore behaviour.
Duration: 2 hours

With this course you will learn the major anatomical and physiological features of carnivores, which differentiate carnivores from other types of mammals.
Duration: 2 hours

With this course you will learn to differentiate different types of animals belonging to the taxonomic family called Felidae.
Duration: 2 hours

With this course you will learn to differentiate different types of animals belonging to the taxonomic family called Mustelidae and Mephitidae.
Duration: 2.5 hours

With this course you will learn to differentiate different types of carnivore animals belonging to the following taxonomic families: Procyonidae, Ailuridae, Viverridae, Herpestidae and Hyanidae.
Duration: 3 hours

Although they may seem a far cry from other ungulates – and artiodactyls, in particular – there are many aquatic ungulates. Yet molecular analysis shows that even-toed ungulates, such as hippopotamuses and cows, are more closely related to aquatic ungulates than to other sea-dwelling creatures.
Duration: 4 hours

Artiodactyls are mammals belonging to the taxonomic order, Artiodactyla (which means “even-toed ungulates”). Artiodactyls are considered to be the most successful large herbivores worldwide.
Duration: 1 hour

Ungulates are mammals which have hoofs, or structures like hoofs, ontheir toes. A hoof is simply an enlarged toenail. All such animals belong to the taxonomic group “Ungulata”.
Duration: 2 hours

PROBOSCIDEA
This order includes only three living species which are all elephants, but there are more than 160 extinct species including mammoths and mastodons. Characteristics of the Order are; upper incisor teeth are elongated to form tusks. Some extinct species (early on the evolutionary scale) appear to have lacked a trunk; but most if not all later species had developed a trunk. & ridged molars and milk premolars.
Duration: 3 hours

Perissodactyls or ‘odd-toed ungulates’ was once a very large order, containing many species during the Paleogene and Neogene periods (around 66 to 20.4 million years ago). At the beginning of the 21st century, there are now only 15 recognised species within Perissodactyla.
Duration: 2 hours

Primatology is the study of primates, specifically referring to analysing their behavioural, historical and medical attempt, whether it is in their natural habitats, in zoos, laboratories, sanctuaries or national parks.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn about the management of the psychological well-being of primates in captivity.
Duration: 3 hours

Learn about the psychology of primates and their natural behaviour.
Duration: 3 hours

Learn about breeding programmes for managing the conservation of primates. Breeding programmes for captive primates aim to create diversity on the genetics part of a population of that species, whether it’s for a specific region or for captive environments elsewhere.
Duration: 3 hours

Learn about the conservation of a range of primates. The main purposes of primate conservation are to assure their survival in natural environments, sometimes with the support of conservation breeding programmes.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn about the dietary requirements for different primates. Here we shall consider the overall nutritional requirements of primates and then look at the different diets consumed by primates examining how they are specialized for the specific diets they consume. We shall also consider some of the basic nutritional requirements for primates in captivity.
Duration: 3 hours

Learn how to manage the physical well-being of primates. Any primates, like humans, need a healthy environment, physical exercise, psychological “exercise”, and protection from illnesses.
Duration: 3 hours

Learn about a variety of different species from the suborder Haplorhini. Haplorhini primates (“simple nose”) are the Tarsiers and Simian Primates.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn about a variety of different species from the suborder Strepsirhini. The Strepsirhini (“bent nose” in Greek) or Prosimians include Lemurs and Lorises from Madagascar mainly, but some also occur in Africa, Asia and Malay Archipelago.