A Southern Brown Tree Frog sitting on a branch of a tree.

Scientists reveal bushfires cause a decrease in the genetic diversity of Victoria's frog populations

Trees and mist
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Forest Secrets

Walk through a stand of Victoria's mountain forests in the middle of the city.

Visitor in front of butterfly display at the entrance to Bugs Alive exhibition
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Bugs Alive!

The amazing world of insects and spiders!

Bright green frog on partially submerged rock.
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Leaf Green River Tree Frog

These frogs frequent fast-flowing rivers and are excellent swimmers and jumpers. 

Visitors viewing a showcase
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Over 600 birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians from around the world.

Mounted owl specimen
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Wild: Amazing animals in a changing world

Found out more about the Wild: Amazing animals in a changing world exhibition at Melbourne Museum, which features more than 750 animals from around the world.

A Brown-striped Frog on mud and wet leaf litter.
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Striped Marsh Frog

Feeds on a variety of foods including smaller frogs.

Green and brown mottled toad huddled on brown ground.
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Sudell's Frog

A burrowing species that usually come to the surface only after summer rains to breed.

Colour illsutration
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Field Guide app to Victorian Fauna

Detail of a colour illustration of a two koalas
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National Field Guide apps

Bird perched on a red bollard
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Wildlife Field Guide app to Gippsland Lakes

Cockatoos taking flight
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Field Guide to the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape

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

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. 

Bird perched on a branch

Listening for Nature

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

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

Orange and brown frog on orange-brown soil surface.
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Eastern Banjo Frog

Burrows in the soil and are sometimes found when people dig in their backyard.

A Spotted Grass Frog with yellow stripe along its back.
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Spotted Grass Frog

A medium-sized frog with distinctive large regular-shaped brown or olive green blotches along its back.

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