The majestic, wild red deer.
Red deer on the Scottish isles have the same DNA as their ancient ancestors – scientists are now uncovering how they got there in the first place.
Can greyhound racing be ethically justified?
The huge numbers of unwanted dogs killed by the greyhound racing industry has led the New South Wales government to outlaw the sport.
How many species of frog are in the picture? Genetics often says ‘more than we thought’.
Michael Lee (Flinders University & South Australian Museum)
The Earth is full of many varied species from the largest mammals to the tiniest organisms. But we now think there could be ten times more species than was originally thought.
What’s my password again?
It might sound strange but the world of animal-computer interaction could improve their welfare and help us understand them better.
A makeshift shrine to Harambe, the zoo gorilla whose death has raised some uncomfortable moral questions.
We tend instinctively to value human lives over non-human ones. But is there a point where the scales might tip the other way?
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?
'Heads' via www.shutterstock.com
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…
'Selfie' via www.shutterstock.com
According to the science of selfies, they seem to tap into some deep psychological desires.
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.
Swallowtail Garden Seeds/flickr
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.