About our wildlife collection
The purpose of our wildlife collection
Our collection is a vital archive for research and conservation of Australia's terrestrial vertebrate biodiversity.
What's in our wildlife collection
We hold almost 200 000 irreplaceable scientific specimens of wildlife, including skins, skeletons, specimens in spirit, bird egg collections, a wildlife sound library and frozen tissue.
Our wildlife sound archive
Our archive of wildlife sound recordings is the most comprehensive library of its kind in Australia and is among the largest in the world.
The history of our wildlife collection
For over 50 years, we have strived to be a modern collection of national scope for Australian land vertebrates including birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals.