World Wildlife Day 2021

Join Manchester Museum in the celebration of  UN World Wildlife Day 2021 - Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet on 3 March 2021 from 2pm.

An afternoon of online events with the launch of '60 Second Species', new short and informative weekly video clips by the Vivarium Team and an exclusive performance by Mexican composer and musician Francisco Lozano. Sign up for a webinar with Panama Wildlife Conservation to discover the successful story of collaborative conservation and treat yourself to a 'must-have' Sylvia the Frog T-shirt.

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World Wildlife Day  2021


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the Vivarium's work

WWD 2021 - Programme


Brilliant News!

Manchester Museum, part of The University of Manchester, is delighted to announce that it has become the only institution outside their country of origin to breed the Variable Harlequin Toad, one of the world’s rarest amphibians.


60 Second Species

Join the Vivarium Team every week and discover the fascinating natural habitats of a range of animal and plant species.


Discover our Conservation Work

The Vivarium is particularly notable for its large collection of Costa Rican Frogs, and Manchester Museum has been responsible for establishing important captive breeding programmes for some of the country’s most Critically Endangered species.

Watch this space... we have a big announcement coming soon!


Collaborative Conservation -

Panama Wildlife Webinar

Join Manchester Museum’s Curator of Herpetology Andrew Gray and Curatorial Assistant in Herpetology Matthew O’Donnell in conversation with Dr Luis Urena and Dr Eric Flores of Panama Wildlife Conservation (PWCC) as they explore the work of conservationists and researchers fighting to protect Panama’s unique biodiversity.

Free - Booking Required.


Panama Wildlife Conservation




An exclusive performance by Mexican composer and musician Francisco Lozano focused on American Crocodiles and specimens in Manchester Museum, with a world premiere of his new composition, Sylvia’s the Frog.  

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Splendid  Frog  T-shirt

Made in collaboration with Zero Negativity Ltd, a family run, sustainable clothing business based in Lancashire, North West England.

All sales will be donated to the Museum and help keep the Museum free for the generations to come.

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