Menageries of the 19th century brought exotic animals (and people) to Western society – as do many zoos today.
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.
Dogs may not have a confirmed homing instinct but other factors could be driving them homeward bound.
There is more than pure instinct helping lost dogs find their homes.
In a sense, aren’t they one and the same?
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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.
Texas blind salamander.
A new project hopes to drill through the Earth's crust for the first time. But what beasties lurk deep beneath our feet?
Some selfies are more dangerous than others…
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After a selfie-snapping man was mauled to death by a bear, a psychologist wonders why people feel so compelled to capture and share images of themselves.
Accusations of animal cruelty at this year's Crufts have reminded us of the mostly hidden dark side of pedigree breeding.
Tricky: The butterfly Kallima inachus resembles a dead leaf.
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The natural world is full of trickery and deception in the struggle for survival.
Slugs and snails can be accidentally eaten by dogs, wildlife species and humans.
Around 5% of common garden snails in and around Sydney contain larvae of the parasite Angiostrongylus cantonensis, commonly known as the rat lungworm.
The answer lies in the history we share with our canine companions.
Black rhino cow and calf, southern Africa.
Next time you plan a holiday you can rest assured that wildlife sightseeing can help some threatened species.
New research shows fish are more similar to complex animals like humans and other mammals than we previously thought.
Talking cows, talking pigs? It's enough to send you vegetarian. Maybe ...
Before LOLcats, there were LEOcats.
When elephants venture into human settlements, they cause significant damage to crops and property.
Elephant numbers are increasing in parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Their search for food is leading them into conflict with farmers living adjacent to game parks. Bees could prove to be the answer to the problem.
Giraffes are under threat due to habitat fragmentation and degradation.
Giraffes are facing a silent extinction and need conservation strategies to help them.
Image courtesy Frederick Warne & Co / the V&A Museum
What can we expect from this newly discovered manuscript from a much-beloved author?
Africa is the go-to destination for tourists seeking animal safari trips.
Safaris are a major tourist attraction for those travelling to Africa - and visitors are spoiled for choice on the continent.
Can a machine really think, be in awe and wonder?
As machines get ever more complex as we strive to make them complete more complex tasks, it's time to ask again: will they ever be able to think? But what is thinking anyway?
All dressed up.
Scientists have used maths to explain why some cats' fur makes them look like they're wearing a tuxedo.
The genetically modified salmon (rear) grows twice as fast as a non-GM fish.
The US food authority may have approved GM salmon for our consumption, but it may take time before any appear in our stores.