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.
The caption may say that only scientists and trained professionals should handle wild animals, but viewers remember the image, not the words.
A Harry Potter nightwalk experience at a wildlife sanctuary on the Mornington Peninsula has raised concern for wildlife. Evidence suggests the fears are well-founded.
Canada is wasting resources, and legitimacy, conserving species that are not endangered elsewhere. Transparent cross-border considerations should inform all new conservation laws.
The ermine moth’s wing structures are fascinating because they rely on a mechanism we teach our engineering students to avoid
Maths plays a crucial role in new research which finds that bats “leapfrog” their way home at night.
Tourists can do a number of things to avoid dangerous encounters with monkeys.
Victoria’s decision this week to reject a ban on duck hunting is a shot to the heart for proud Yuin man Jack Pascoe, son of Bruce Pascoe. The black duck Yumburra is a Yuin tribal totem.
Cyclone Idai in Mozambique was an opportunity to test ideas about traits that help animals survive natural hazards.
If sound were recorded on location it would be muddied by background noises such as crew chatter or car engines.
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.
These tiny songbirds have extraordinary memories for the tens of thousands of spots where they hide food. But that doesn’t help when heavy snow blocks their access.
An expert on why spiders are misunderstood and their fascinating survival strategies.
Puddles are an often-ignored but crucial habitat for rare and unusual wildlife.
A herd of javelinas wrecked a pristine golf course. Is this rewilding in action?
The Marsupial Microbiome Poop Troop collects the droppings of wild marsupials to help save the lives of orphaned joeys.
Scientists have long been baffled by how seabirds decide where to go on their long journeys. Our study of wandering albatrosses offers new clues.
Feral hogs are one of the most destructive invasive species in North America, harming land, crops and wildlife.
Migrating birds need stopover locations en route where they can rest and feed. A new study shows that artificial light draws them away from sites they would normally use and into risky zones.