The RSPCA is calling for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a rise in the number of calls to its cruelty and advice line concerning animals such as monkeys and marmosets.
An extremely rare Galapagos tortoise thought to be 100 years old has been given a new home at a zoo in Ohio.
The birth of a pair of rare bongo antelopes in captivity is "fantastic news" for the "critically endangered" species, say conservationists.
Neuroscientists artificially turn a mouse's fearful memory into a positive one, and vice versa.
A pest controller takes on the "biggest job of his career" when he is called to deal with a nest of more than 5,000 wasps.
Scientists produce a simple mathematical model that explains how a single sheepdog can herd a large number of sheep.
A target number of badgers to be killed in this year's pilot cull to tackle tuberculosis in cattle is announced.
The world's rarest bird is facing extinction unless it finds a new home, say conservationists
The European Space Agency releases time-lapse footage of the Aurora Australis, or southern lights, filmed from the International Space Station.
The last remaining population of the world's rarest bird, the Madagascar pochard, needs a new wetland home if it is to thrive again, a study reveals.
New Antarctic atlas catalogues 9,000-plus species
Gibraltar is planning to banish some of its Barbary macaque population which have become too cheeky or aggressive
Divers discover rare species of marine life such as stalked jellyfish and squat lobsters in a study of Somerset's Porlock Bay.
Baby coral and fish can smell the difference between good and bad reefs, say marine ecologists.
The arrival of three baby anacondas at West Midland Safari Park is heralded as a 'miraculous virgin birth' by staff.
How can trees prevent human-elephant conflict?
Palaeolithic humans in Spain began eating snails 10,000 years earlier than their Mediterranean neighbours, a study reveals.
A pair of rare ospreys nest at a nature reserve in Cumbria for the first time, conservationists confirm.
Marine mammals brought tuberculosis to the Americas before the Europeans arrived, a study suggests.
Female orb-weaving spiders grow larger and have an increased ability to reproduce when living in urban areas, a new study shows.