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Science and Life Gallery
Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053
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Amazing animals in a changing world

Our planet is home to an astonishing diversity of animal life. Wild features over 600 animals in a spectacular vertical array; many of these specimens have been in the museum's collection for over a century.

You'll see birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians displayed by biogeographic regions. Look up each animal on the panoramic navigators to see which animals are thriving and which are merely surviving.

See the wildlife of Victoria's unique environments and learn what you can do to help them. Pop up next to a Malleefowl nest and look underwater at the Murray river's biggest resident, the Murray Cod. Guide the migration of shorebirds over thousands of kilometres as they move between their feeding and nesting grounds. Sam the Koala, a symbol of the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009, is also on permanent display in Wild.