Evolutionary quirks found in the animal kingdom protect against common diseases.
Cats and humans have different ways of communicating and sometimes that can lead to problems.
By all means, see the world’s wildlife – just make sure you’re respectful and responsible.
Seeing wild animals can be the highlight of a holiday, and help pay for conservation efforts too, but we have to respect the animals.
Emperor penguins have uniquely adapted to their Antarctic home.
Emperor penguins have a few hidden tricks to stay warm, like blood vessels in the nose arranged so they can regain most of the heat that would be lost by breathing.
Habitat loss to palm oil plantations in Central Kalimantan, Borneo. The forests of Borneo are home to the few remaining Bornean orangutan
Pongo pygmaeus, Sumatran rhinoceros Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni, and the Borneo pygmy elephant Elephas maximus borneensis, among other endangered species.
© Ulet Ifansasti/Greenpeace
New research has found that different types of habitat loss can change the stability of whole plant and animal communities.
New research suggests that even ecologically flexible baboons could be at significant risk of habitat loss and endangerment from anthropogenic climate change.
Pounds and shelters are not happy places for dogs to stay in for a long time, though. So everyone tries to find an unwanted dog a new home as quickly as possible.
Different councils and different rescue organisations can have different rules about how long they can keep animals.
Breaking down the numbers on animal neglect.
Examining 302 police reports in Detroit, a new study shows that animal cruelty is tightly connected to human relationships.
I spy with my little eye…
Pets, like guinea pigs, lead very different lives to humans – and that's why they need very different eyes, too.
How many species still to name? That’s a good question.
New species are being discovered all the time, which only adds to the problem of knowing how many there are on the planet today. It also helps to know what we mean by species.
From cats to dragonflies, Leonardo sketched scores of animals.
Leonardo da Vinci/Royal Collection Trust
Rather than prioritizing human beings at the pinnacle of the animal kingdom, Leonardo revered all living beings. When he compared people and animals, it's the animals that often came out on top.
Tigers have whisker hairs even on their front legs and chin!
Whiskers are not just ordinary hairs. They are thicker and go deeper into the tiger's skin and send messages to its brain about what is happening in the world around it.
Can animals find the beat in music and dance along?
Revealed: spotted hyaena are actually excellent hunters in their own right.
Animal cruelty investigators are doing unappreciated work for low pay and without union benefits or protections.
Animal cruelty investigators do challenging and unappreciated work for very low pay, and normally without union benefits or protections.
Happiness is a warm puppy.
Recognising animals as sentient means welfare laws must consider animals' feelings as well as their physical conditions.
Cats and dogs in the UK eat billions of tonnes of meat every year, but insect pet food could change this.
Wild boars are being scapegoated for an epidemic of African swine flu that threatens the pork industry.
Yes, I am a bit chilly, why?
When you're warm and cozy inside, it can be natural to wonder if the animals you see outside your window this winter are doing OK. Don't worry – they're doing better out there than you would.
Stories of substitution and surrogates are all too common in the wildlife trade, especially when it comes to medicines derived from animal parts.