Black tip sharks swim with tropical fish in a lagoon in French Polynesia.
When humans have conflicts with wildlife, the first reaction is often to cull them. But there's little evidence to show that it works, and removing predators can even backfire and make things worse.
Whoosa vicious helpful predator? You are! Yes you are!
Dingoes increase cattle yields, mountain lions reduce car crashes and vultures eat organic waste: like them or not, predators help humans.
A grizzly bear looks up from its meal in British Columbia.
Wildlife hunts are supposed to be grounded in sound science, but new research casts doubt on this assumption.
The way we move our eyebrows can help us to communicate.
Having movable eyebrows – and evolving beyond the Neanderthal ridge – may have played a crucial role in early human survival.
Eric Trump said his father’s assault-talk, it is just what happens when “alpha personalities are in the same presence.” Here, President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2018.
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Some recent bad behaviour has been explained as being alpha but the scientist who coined the phrase discredits that theory. Instead, Prof. Sosteric suggests alphas are raised on toxic socialization.
A coyote cools off in the shade of a leafy suburb. Wildlife interactions with pets and humans can transfer disease, including the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis.
A parasite found in coyotes, wolves and foxes is now spreading to dogs and their owners as its range expands across Canada.
She’ll be more like me than you.
Parents' DNA try to manipulate one another in a bid to shape junior in their mould.
In Montana and Idaho, endangered gray wolves are no longer safe outside national parks.
Legislation designed to protect wildlife is being rolled back or ignored in all sorts of ways in all sorts of places, according to a new global database of attacks on green tape.
Dingoes can help manage devastating red fox and feral cat numbers, but only if we let enough of them live in key areas.
Dingoes and wolves can help control destructive smaller predators, new research shows, but only if we encourage them across wide areas.
Charles Darwin's Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle, 1838 / The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London
The species died out long before humans could properly study it.
Collective environmental guilt could be leading to a rise in werewolf sightings in the English countryside.
The reintroduction of lions and hyena has led animals in South Africa’s Addo Elephant National Park to behave differently.
Kudu and buffalo altered their activity when lions and spotted hyena were reintroduced into the areas where these species lived.
You’ve come a long way, baby.
The how and the when of dog domestication are fairly settled. As for the where: now DNA says Fido traces his roots back to wolves in Central Asia that lingered around people's camps millennia ago.
Keep playing dumb and they might even let us sleep by the fire.
With humans providing lots of easy leftover food, wolves had a great incentive to 'self-domesticate'.
Anyone got any loo roll?
In a rare conservation success story, research has shown that numbers of wild large carnivores in the continent have been…
Lock up your sheep.
Wolves, lions and other large carnivores rely on meat for sustenance and there are only so many wild animals to go round. Sometimes, dinner means cow or sheep. Farmers can use guard dogs or protective…
Fostering captive-born pups into wild litters helps boost the species.
Red wolves were one of the first carnivores Europeans encountered in North America. Unfortunately, this meant red wolves were also one of the first to be exterminated. Fuelled by fear and superstition…
Duran, Duran, anyone?
Europe, the world’s most industrialised and intensively managed continent, is going wild. During the past three decades it has witnessed conservation successes with the most unexpected species: Europe…
The next Ella Fitzgerald? Every wolf has a distinctive soulful style.
C Young Photography
The ominous howl of the wolf has long been a source of fear and fascination for mankind. But new research shows they are…