New research reveals the environmental impact of keeping tropical fish as household pets – but there are ways to reduce it.
Invasive ants are a major threat to biodiversity, according to a study.
Animals often give birth to litters of more than one offspring at a time. But are those babies twins?
Your faithful companion sees the world differently than you do, but it’s a mistake to assume dogs only see black, white and shades of grey.
Shelter dogs get a new shot at life through a college course that teaches them how to be faithful companions once again.
A few marine mammals in apparent revolt pushed meme-makers into overdrive. But a scholar who thinks about justice and human-animal relations suggests something deeper is behind the schadenfreude.
With more than one species for every person on the planet, soils are the most diverse habitat on Earth.
From the cuscus with the fancy coat, to the wallaby often sporting a single white glove, a wide variety of life evolved on island homes in the south-west Pacific.
New research shows climate change will harm animal welfare – including your pet.
The findings suggest that the depth of the relationships Viking-age people had with animals have been dramatically underrepresented.
A scholar of religion who is writing a book on sacred drugs explains how today’s ‘psychedelic renaissance’ reflects a millennia-long history of using intoxicants to seek insight and connection.
New research shows European lobsters are using the deposits of rocks and boulders at the base of wind turbines as shelter.
Humans must kill animals in many cases, but they can still modify their behaviours to improve the welfare of animals while they are alive.
A newborn bison calf in Yellowstone National Park had to be euthanized after a visitor handled it in May 2023 – a recent example of how trying to help wild animals often harms them.
Zoos have the potential to do more for growing conservation science and practice.
The research conducted through biobanks can help to address challenges like climate change and food security.
When Peter Singer first published Animal Liberation in 1975, he wasn’t aware of climate change. But the new book, Animal Liberation Now, argues eating plants will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Here’s what determines if a problematic wild animal is saveable or cullable.
Some of the most important discoveries made in health and genetic science are thanks to the humble fruit fly.
Fireworks can frighten wild and domestic animals, start wildfires and affect some people’s mental health.