Wild: Amazing animals in a changing world

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Gray Wolf one of the many animals featured in the exhibition.
Gray Wolf, one of the many animals featured in the exhibition.
Source: Museum Victoria
Heath Warwick

Be surrounded by the wonderful diversity of mammals, birds and reptiles from around the world.

Explore this wonderful diversity and discover which animals are thriving and which are merely surviving.

Experience Victorian environments such as alps, grassland, wetlands. See them larger than life, faster than life and see the hidden connections which link living things. Discover why biodiversity is under threat and get clues about how we can create a more hopeful future.


Event Type: Permanent Exhibition

Daily, Now Showing
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Science and Life Gallery

Included with museum entry.
Museum Members receive FREE museum entry.

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christopher Yuan 6 April, 2011 16:34
The Japanese resources about Wild Life were fantastic. Are there any resources for Chinese language?
Kelvin Hawthorn 3 June, 2012 20:03
I am trying to find the names of animals & birds I took photos of in the new display (Carlton museum)to research them further. It it possible to have the names listed of all those on display or the interactive computer program available on line to identify just the names of the animals and birds? It is impossible to identify them all there with other people also wanting to find the ones they are looking at. Thanks for the magnificent display it's fantastic.
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Meg Murry 7 April, 2014 20:58
Loved this exhibit!
lily 25 September, 2014 19:59
Can you please tell me how long the 'Wild: Amazing Animals in a Changing World' exhibit has been a part of the museum's collection. Thank you
discoverycentre@museum.vic.gov.au 27 September, 2014 10:24


While the Wild exhibition has been on display since 2009, the items that make up the exhibition have been part of the Museum Victoria collection for many many years.

Julian 2 February, 2015 16:51
Hi, i'm trying to find a small exhibition part where you showcased animals that were painted, and old books from scientists that travelled and recorded animals/ described them but i cant seem to find them. May I know what kind of books they were? Like the description as I would love to buy some books like that (obviously not those rare ones that bonaparte allowed)
Discovery Centre 5 February, 2015 12:09

Hi Julian,

You must be trying to find The Art of Science exhibition. Unfortunately the exhibition closed on the 1st of Feb. so you must have just missed out on viewing it. There are plenty of great publications available on scientific illustration including The Art of Science Catalogue which is available from the Melbourne Museum Shop.

David A Paterson 16 June, 2015 07:06
Do you have a list of the Australian mammals, birds and reptiles that are part of this "Wild" display? Or, failing that, a complete list of animals in the display?
Gary D Stanford 2 September, 2015 08:34
Dear Dr Kevin Rowe re: Tasmanian Tigers, the last two tigers you mentioned in the Heraldsun Friday August 28 th. These were caught by Roy H Delphin from East Devonport originally from Waratah Tasmania, where he kept them in his pen, my Mother ( Dorothy May Delphin ) at the age of 10 years use to hand feed them. As they only have a life span of 5 - 8 years my Uncle use to show them in the hope of educating people that they would be extinct if something was not done to save them. One of the two gave birth but the young died and the mother died sometime after not sure wether it was human intervention so Uncle to protect the remaining Thylacine contact the Hobart Zoo where a some of 25 pounds exchanged hands to help cover cost to transport the Thylacine in 1933. Now this Thylacine is on exhibition in the Hobart Museum.
Discovery Centre 3 September, 2015 11:41

Hi Gary,

You describe a really interesting story regarding the two last Thylacines, we have passed on your information to Dr Kevin Rowe. Thank you for sharing this with the museum.

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