Catnip’s status as kitty kryptonite is due to a chemical compound called nepalacatlon, but what actually is catnip?
From rabbits to maggots, school pets are common but we need to think of them as partners, not resources
One year ago, the 'Tiger King' docuseries raised public concern about animal cruelty to new heights. But what's happened to animals since?
Being aware of nature and its life-supporting functions helps our societies to operate more sustainably.
In several other parts of the world, people used the bones of animals that were important within their respective cultures to make tools.
All the ways plants, animals, insects and the bacteria around us can be beneficial to human health.
Animals that are traded as pets are more likely to be invasive species, including a relatively new pet: ants.
By measuring how and when elephant seals sleep, researchers were able to figure out how elephant seals change their risk-taking behavior as they gain weight.
This story is not graphic, but what happens to slaughter-bound horses is, and it's time for change.
Reports of global biodiversity doom hide a more complex and encouraging picture. Conservation efforts can be targeted with more nuance species population data.
Dogs are more in tune with human social cues than cats.
A new study found naked mole-rats communicate with chirps unique to their colony.
Ever since the 2001 SARS outbreak and H5N1 avian flu in 2003, we’ve developed tools to monitor diseases that transmitted from animals to humans. But what does a large-scale roll-out entail?
Pets both helped and harmed mental health.
This is the first study to link human activity with a change in whale sharks’ life stages.
A toxin unique to spitting cobras means their venom causes more pain than other snakes.
New study sheds light on how the starfish evolved.
COVID-19 has been found in pets, zoo animals and in a wild mink in Utah. Monitoring wildlife for COVID-19 is important for animals and humans, both of whom face risks from a jumping virus.
From long walks to dangerous foods, you could be damaging the health of your puppy without realising.
New fossil detective work sheds light on the life of megalodon, the biggest predatory shark ever discovered.