Australia is home to many new species, including wild camels found nowhere else on Earth.
Species counts drive conservation science and policy, yet a major component of biodiversity is excluded from the data: non-native species.
Bison in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, N.D.
Scientists have tracked endangered species for years. Now they're figuring out how to highlight animals and plants that have recovered – but what does that mean?
Prey species rely on camouflage and escape to avoid getting eaten. How can they make them work together?
Pod of sperm whales swimming off the coast of Sao Miguel Azores.
Do animals have their own culture? A researcher studying the culture of whales argues that they do. She says understanding that may be one way to save them from extinction.
An easy target under current laws.
Pet theft can devastate families and cause animals significant distress – the law needs to change.
The ACT is the first Australian jurisdiction to recognise animal sentience, but many other countries have already done so.
The new law is largely symbolic so the ACT can boast animal welfare credentials without putting animal-related industries offside. Still, it could create positive change.
Scientists have discovered how the wise old barn owl is so good at catching rodents.
Some animals, like rats, learn linguistic patterns better than humans can.
Rats will eat anything and they have a LOT of babies. That’s why there’s so many of them.
Black rats are originally from India and brown rats are originally from China.
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How and why animals develop as male or female is far more complex than we ever imagined.
Understanding happiness in chickens could tell us how to improve their housing.
Evolutionary quirks found in the animal kingdom protect against common diseases.
Cats and humans have different ways of communicating and sometimes that can lead to problems.
By all means, see the world’s wildlife – just make sure you’re respectful and responsible.
Seeing wild animals can be the highlight of a holiday, and help pay for conservation efforts too, but we have to respect the animals.
Emperor penguins have uniquely adapted to their Antarctic home.
Emperor penguins have a few hidden tricks to stay warm, like blood vessels in the nose arranged so they can regain most of the heat that would be lost by breathing.
Habitat loss to palm oil plantations in Central Kalimantan, Borneo. The forests of Borneo are home to the few remaining Bornean orangutan
Pongo pygmaeus, Sumatran rhinoceros Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni, and the Borneo pygmy elephant Elephas maximus borneensis, among other endangered species.
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New research has found that different types of habitat loss can change the stability of whole plant and animal communities.
New research suggests that even ecologically flexible baboons could be at significant risk of habitat loss and endangerment from anthropogenic climate change.
Pounds and shelters are not happy places for dogs to stay in for a long time, though. So everyone tries to find an unwanted dog a new home as quickly as possible.
Different councils and different rescue organisations can have different rules about how long they can keep animals.
Breaking down the numbers on animal neglect.
Examining 302 police reports in Detroit, a new study shows that animal cruelty is tightly connected to human relationships.
I spy with my little eye…
Pets, like guinea pigs, lead very different lives to humans – and that's why they need very different eyes, too.