New research explains that dogs may have evolved to eat faeces as a way to prevent the spread of disease.
An animal behaviour expert gives his view on finding that a killer whale can copy the sound 'hello'.
Wild chimpanzees are hard to find, but their DNA – left-behind genetic traces – are opening up a new way of studying them.
BBC NHU 2017/Rachel Butler
Blue Planet II reveals what fantastic predators they are.
One man and his dog.
There can be a difference in the way some dogs react to men and women, and it can also matter if the dog is a he or a she.
Southpaws seem to be more common among cats and dogs than humans.
The animal kingdom is full of lefties and righties, although rarely is the ratio skewed as much as it is in humans. If you're wondering about your own pet, you can find out with a simple experiment.
Bees usually get nectar from flowers, but sometimes they steal it from the nests of other bees.
Bees sting other animals, including humans, when they think there might be a threat to their hive. But Evie, age 8, wonders if bees ever accidentally sting other bees.
New research suggests otters' learning ability could help captive animals to thrive in the wild.
Pied butcherbirds, such as this one, sing solos, duos and trios.
© Duade Paton
Is birdsong simply a hard-wired, functional, primitive sound – or could we call it 'music'? Australia's pied butcherbirds show there are surprising overlaps between birds' and humans' musical abilities.
New research provides early evidence of general intelligence in animals.
Why does everyone say I’m aloof?
Our feline friends have a reputation for being distant – but are cats really that cool?
Could this be the world’s largest Fitbit?
By understanding sleep across animals we can gain insights into improving the quality of human sleep. It can also help to bolster conservation management strategies for the animals in question.
Zoos, emphasising natural behaviour and conservation, remain more popular than ever.
With circuses on the wane, are our attitudes towards animals improving?
Snow leopard, as captured by the BBC’s Planet Earth II.
The most recent episode of the BBC's Planet Earth II has got people asking some hard questions about the world's most mysterious big cats.
Flaviu the lynx is still at large (file photo of a similar Eurasian lynx).
Magdanatka / shutterstock
Domestic cats often travel hundreds of miles to their former homes – so why not an escaped lynx?
School of thought.
Understanding this will boost conservation efforts.
Bill Anastasiou / shutterstock
There's a genetic side to animal welfare.
Say hello: The banded mongoose research group.
Jason Gilchrist: www.jasongilchrist.co.uk/research
New study reveals competition can trigger mass evictions in even the most cooperative of animal social groups.
The Spangled Drongo is a frequent mimic.
Australian birds are arguably among the smartest in the world, displaying complex behaviours comparable to those observed in great apes.
The answer lies in the history we share with our canine companions.