Bird perched on a branch
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Listening for Nature

Researchers are using advanced digital tools to listen in on animal sounds and map who is where from croaks and calls.

H.L. White egg collection, tray of Magpie eggs.
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The colour of birds' eggs

The aesthetic qualities of a bird egg can tell you a lot about the species that laid it.

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A.J. Campbell on Google Arts & Culture

Passionate ornithologist, naturalist and photographer.

Three Little Pied Cormorant specimens mounted on a board.
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The first donation to the Museum

 Mounted specimen of the Little Pied Cormorant

Specimen box storage for the liquid nitrogen cryofacility freezing tank, Ian Potter Bio-Bank.
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Discover Documentary: Biobank

Discover the Ian Potter Australian Wildlife Biobank: a state-of-the-art liquid nitrogen storage facility containing tissue, venom, and even live cells. 

Trees in Toolangi State Forest
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Forest Secrets

At the heart of the museum is a piece of Victoria's mountain landscape with tall eucalypts, ferns, rare plants and wildlife. Delve in to the secrets of our Forest Galley.

Illustration showing animals that lived from 635 million years–2.6 million years ago
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600 Million Years: Victoria Evolves

How did life on Earth come to be the way it is and what happened in our part of the world?

A White-plumed Honeyeater aperch on a wire
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Birds and birdwatching

Birds are highly visible and vocal, spectacularly diverse and fascinating to watch and study.

A white Eastern Grey Kangaroo
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Colour Variations: It doesn't look like that in the book

If an animal looks different to what you see in the field guides, there are many possible explanations - some more surprising than others.

Taxidermy training model of a Princess Parrot
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Museums, Specimens and Taxidermy

Bringing the dead to life - sort of!

View of the Wild Amazing Animals exhibition, worldwide environments.
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Wild goodbyes

We've been blown away by the number of people who have reached out to us about Wild—here are some answers to your most often asked questions. 

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Flight of fashion: when feathers were worth twice their weight in gold

The high price of feathered hats in the 1800s.

a small scorpion glowing green under uv light
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Glowing animals: understanding bioluminescence and biofluorescence

What do a Platypus, a Dragonfish and a Scorpion all have in common?

A photo of the front of the Melbourne Museum
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Birthday honours: 21 of our favourite things about the Melbourne Museum

Fascinating facts about Melbourne’s favourite museum.

Five girls looking for marine life on a boat.
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Help us document biodiversity – record your own sightings

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