New research suggests that even ecologically flexible baboons could be at significant risk of habitat loss and endangerment from anthropogenic climate change.
Different councils and different rescue organisations can have different rules about how long they can keep animals.
Examining 302 police reports in Detroit, a new study shows that animal cruelty is tightly connected to human relationships.
Pets, like guinea pigs, lead very different lives to humans – and that's why they need very different eyes, too.
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.
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.
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 do challenging and unappreciated work for very low pay, and normally without union benefits or protections.
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.
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.
By looking closely at traits like wing feathers and spot patterns, a computer scientist trained an algorithm to recognize individual woodpeckers.
It can actually be very tricky to define a species, but in the 1900s, scientists found a pretty good way.
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?
From naked mole rats to the immortal jellyfish – the creatures that would make Dracula shudder.