Would zebras be better off without lions?

This term we have been learning more about predators, prey and producers. We thought about a question “Would zebras be better off without lions?” We watched videos about how lions and zebras behave in the wild and what they eat. We then drew food chains to show what we had found out. Then we acted out being lions and zebras.

We talked about food sources and watering holes. Some people were lions. They ‘ate’ the older and slower zebras. Then we took away all the lions. More and more zebras were in our grass lands and soon we ran out of water and food. We went back into class and discussed what we found out. Most children decided that we need lions/predators in habitats to make sure everything in the food chain survives. What other questions could you ask about animals and their habitats?