Research has revealed how British otters may have been able to recover from species loss in the 1950s with the help of otters from Asia.
New research suggests the gut bacteria of red and grey squirrels differ significantly, potentially explaining the decline of the native red and the success of its grey counterpart.
A community of macaques in Japan has a high rate of disabled individuals who survive with behavioural flexibility and maternal care. Globally, primate disabilities are often related to human causes.
Understanding how the ageing of sperm works in other animals is more important than ever as human male fertility is in decline.
Maths plays a crucial role in new research which finds that bats “leapfrog” their way home at night.
Questions about how to ethically train different kinds of pets depend on the nature of those animals’ inner lives and their abilities to learn.
Tourists can do a number of things to avoid dangerous encounters with monkeys.
The place of dogs in society changed when hunting became an aristocratic pastime, rather than a necessity.
Flowers tend to stand out against a natural background. A new study shows this contrast evolved in a key relationship with their most famous pollinators – bees.
Artificial intelligence can process large amounts of chicken vocalizations, identifying patterns in the birds’ communications.
Writing an obituary is one of the many things people do when a loved one dies. And animals are more frequently mentioned in the obituaries of their human companions.
Surveys on cat personality are filled out by people. As such, results are affected by human perspectives, projections and biases.
The bottoms of boats and docks can accumulate lots of dirt, but semiaquatic animals like otters avoid having ‘fouled’ fur. Their secret could one day help keep underwater infrastructure clean.
Researchers have made a fascinating observation: a polar bear used a diving hunting technique, never before reported, to capture large moulting snow geese.
Puddles are an often-ignored but crucial habitat for rare and unusual wildlife.
There hasn’t been a lot of research into adult cat play, but a new study shows it’s not just dogs who like to play fetch.
If we weren’t here to shape, feed and care for our dogs – how might they change?
My team studied bluefin tuna otoliths to learn why some populations are recovering faster than others.
The waters of the St. Lawrence are running out of breath and bottom-dwelling organisms are already feeling the effects. Here’s how ecosystems are reacting.
There’s a surprising amount of crossover in what things help human and dog longevity.