Discover Documentary: Rats
The Indonesian island of Sulawesi is home to a unique mix of Australian and Asian animals found nowhere else on Earth, including a number of rat species that are one of a kind. Find out how research being conducted by Dr Kevin Rowe and his colleagues into these rats is helping us to understand the evolution of life on our planet.
Secrets from beyond extinction: the Tasmanian tiger
The entire thylacine genome has now been sequenced, revealing the apex marsupial predator was in poor genetic health and may have struggled to fight disease had it survived.
A good possum is hard to find
The story of Leadbeater's Possum is a remarkable one.
Over 600 birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians from around the world.
Sam the Koala
A symbol of hope and resilience amidst the loss and trauma of Australia's worst bushfires on record.
Discover Documentary: Prehistoric marine mammals
What creatures swam in Australia's oceans millions of years ago? In this episode of Discover, palaeontologists Dr Erich Fitzgerald and Tim Ziegler explain how they find and prepare the fossils which are revealing the secrets of Victoria's prehistoric marine mammals.
Preparing a specimen for education programs.
The science of poo
Poo is truly fascinating stuff.
An egg-laying mammal most often seen swimming and diving in freshwater at dusk.
The world's largest living marsupial.
Field Guide app to Victorian Fauna
National Field Guide apps
Wildlife Field Guide app to Gippsland Lakes
Field Guide to the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape
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.
Listening for Nature
Researchers are using advanced digital tools to listen in on animal sounds and map who is where from croaks and calls.
Cryptozoology – imagination, science or folklore?
"I know what I saw"
Small(er) is beautiful
Megafaunal giants…in miniature
An Aboriginal perspective on Australia's threatened species.
2017 Round Up
Museums Victoria had a massive year – take a look at our Top 10 moments.
Extinct Tasmanian Tiger now back in 3D
Using 3D scanning, researchers are peeking under the preserved skin of Tasmanian tiger specimens to reconstruct its growth and development.
2018 Round Up
Take a look at our ten most memorable museum moments!
Help us document biodiversity – record your own sightings
Eastern Grey Kangaroo
Perhaps the most popular of the Australian marsupials is the Eastern Grey Kangaroo.
Common Brushtail Possum
The scientific name of the Common Brush-tail Possum, Trichosurus vulpecula, means "furry tailed little fox".
Western Grey Kangaroo
Have dark brown-grey body fur with darker face and are pale grey underneath
A solitary species that shelters during the day.