For a long time it was not believed that animals were even capable of feeling pain, let alone complex emotions. We now know that is far from the truth.
The way humans see and engage with the natural world is anything but natural.
Planet Earth's bears have nothing on these critters.
In the world of Harry Potter, beasts are to be protected, not feared. But this concern for monsters is hardly modern.
When Charles Foster wanted to open his senses to the world he took to the woods.
Understanding animal management and making it work better for our interspecies society will benefit humans and dogs alike.
Sloths have been moving slowly for 64m years.
What are the oldest living animals on the planet?
Scientists have uncovered the genetics that explain the snake's impressive length – and used the science to create extra-long mice.
Understanding the genetic origins of sharks' teeth could one day lead to new treatments for humans.
Animals and plants will need escape hatches to move to cooler climes as the planet warms, but few parts of the U.S. have the natural habitat available for these migrations.
Our planet's huge range of environments has led some animals to evolve some bizarre but very useful features.
Red deer on the Scottish isles have the same DNA as their ancient ancestors – scientists are now uncovering how they got there in the first place.
The huge numbers of unwanted dogs killed by the greyhound racing industry has led the New South Wales government to outlaw the sport.
The Earth is full of many varied species from the largest mammals to the tiniest organisms. But we now think there could be ten times more species than was originally thought.
It might sound strange but the world of animal-computer interaction could improve their welfare and help us understand them better.
We tend instinctively to value human lives over non-human ones. But is there a point where the scales might tip the other way?
The shooting death of Harambe the gorilla has once again raised concern for the well-being of zoo animals. But animals in zoos may be fated by the very institution we have created to protect them.
There is more than pure instinct helping lost dogs find their homes.
When you think about it, it's a bit strange to view food through a lens of "meat" and "not meat" – especially when plants consume animals, and vice versa.