Do you know this downy woodpecker?
By looking closely at traits like wing feathers and spot patterns, a computer scientist trained an algorithm to recognize individual woodpeckers.
Generations of giraffes.
It can actually be very tricky to define a species, but in the 1900s, scientists found a pretty good way.
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The slaughtered tigers were not bred in zoos, yet their story should put captive breeding in general into question.
Evolution can explain why animals are scared – but what can we do to help?
The common vampire bat.
From naked mole rats to the immortal jellyfish – the creatures that would make Dracula shudder.
Giovanni Aldini’s experiments with a human corpse.
Frankenstein might look like fantasy to modern eyes, but to its author and original readers there was nothing fantastic about it.
Banning a handful of breeds has not helped to improve public safety.
Dog skin is exactly the same as yours - depending on how much sun it’s exposed to, it can get darker and lighter.
Dog skin is exactly the same as yours and mine! It changes colour depending on how much light it's exposed to.
Sharks eating seagrass? Sounds fishy, but the reality is that animals don't conform to the strict categories we try to place on their diets.
A young bull sees off a cow at a watering hole.
Conflict between people and animals has been on the increase in Tsavo, Kenya.
Most animal groups adopted their shapes quickly but some kept evolving.
Strange frond-like sea creatures are among the planet's earliest animals, but new research dates them and the entire animal kingdom to much earlier than first thought.
I’ll try to be there for you 100 percent.
Many dog owners have tales of their faithful companion licking away their tears. Researchers investigated whether, beyond being comforting, canines would actually take action to help an upset owner.
Salon de l'agriculture, Paris (2007).
A vegan and anti-speciesist society is based on a somewhat simplistic view of the animal world. And its principles cannot be implemented in a globalised world.
Did anyone check the number of candles on here?
Based on his age in 'dog years,' could your animal pal legally buy alcohol? Or would he be cashing in on his senior discount? Veterinarians are more interested in life stage than a particular number.
Australia could sustain wild rhinos, but should it try?
Renaud Fulconis/International Rhino Foundation
Would you pay to see rhinos in Australia's savannas or forests? It's not as crazy as it sounds – and could help save collapsing rhino populations.
A visiting farmer tends the animals.
Social farms provide health, social and educational care to disadvantaged young people.
Both male and female birds sing to impress other birds, but as well as that, they do it for pleasure!
Soft tumors make life hard for sea turtles.
Sea turtles contend with a contagious disease that causes debilitating tumors. Genetic analysis is helping researchers figure out precision medicine-based treatments for the turtles.
‘Seeing’ through robot eyes.
For roboticists looking to nature for inspiration on how animals see the world, there's a tension between mimicking biology and capitalising on the advances in camera technology.