Between 250 and 200 million years ago, a whole host of bizarre horseshoe crabs had evolved in two distinct groups. Only one of these groups survives.
Most South African provinces are favourable for the establishment of a new invasive alien pest, which may lead to the extinction of native cycad species.
The last time a specimen was collected was in 1923.
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We recorded the largest number of bigfin squids ever seen in one area. Before this, this rather elongated creature had only been spotted a dozen times across the globe.
Birdwatchers are keeping parrots’ locations a closely guarded secret.
With the right approach to data security, scientists’ discoveries of the locations of rare and sought-after species needn’t leave a trail for poachers to follow.
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Fifteen charter planes arrived in Orkney after a red-windged blackbird was spotted.
The egg collected in the Central Tanami Desert, Northern Territory, in October 1983.
For more than three decades an egg found in a remote Australian desert was thought to be from a rare nocturnal parrot. So what happened when scientists decided to double-check?
One of the several precious giant tortoises recently found on Volcano Wolf, Galápagos Islands.
When 100-year-old giant tortoise Lonesome George died in 2012, the world thought his species was lost forever. We went to the Galápagos Islands looking for ‘extinct’ tortoises – and we found them.
Fostering captive-born pups into wild litters helps boost the species.
Red wolves were one of the first carnivores Europeans encountered in North America. Unfortunately, this meant red wolves were also one of the first to be exterminated. Fuelled by fear and superstition…
A new species of beaked whale has been described by researchers from the University of New South Wales. This elusive species…
Lonesome no more. George died on 24 June 2012.
There can be few words as poignant as “endling”, the name given to the last surviving individual of a species. The picture (below) of Benjamin, the last Tasmanian tiger or thylacine, is heartbreaking…