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Keepers at Colwyn Bay Welsh Mountain Zoo released four seals back into the sea off Llandudno after they had been rescued as young cubs and nursed back to health over the winter.
The 60-mile stretch of waters along mid Wales' stunning coastline provides the perfect breeding ground for Europe's largest population of bottle nosed dolphins.
Staff at Edinburgh Zoo are hoping it will be third time lucky after giant panda Tian Tian was artificially inseminated.
The combination of fire and extreme weather events could accelerate tree mortality in the Amazon, a study suggests.
Moving a dinosaur across the US
Edinburgh Zoo's giant Panda Tian Tian is artificially inseminated.
People in the Americas have been treated to a rare "blood moon" lunar eclipse. Jonathan Amos explains the science behind the colour change.
A wild male marmoset is filmed embracing and caring for his dying female partner.
The young huntress and her golden eagle
Work is under way to protect one of the UK's rarest seabirds which breeds on a shingle beach in north Wales.
More than 1,098kg (2,421lb) of fish is removed from a Wiltshire canal in a bid to stop illegal fishing.
As puffins return to Alderney following the devastating winter weather, conservationists demand tougher laws.
A bird thought to be the world's oldest breeding osprey lays her 69th egg at a Perthshire nature reserve.
The stunning coastline of Cardigan Bay boasts the largest population of dolphins in Europe and, on National Dolphin Day, is the best place to spot one.
One of the UK's rarest seabirds, the Little Tern, is in danger of losing its last remaining Welsh breeding ground, the RSPB says.
Work begins on a scheme to restore native Caledonian pine forest in Speyside, which will involve planting almost 100,000 trees.
A peregrine falcon nest is spotted on a ledge at the University Library in Cambridge after an environmentalist says he saw them mating on the side of the tower.
The man covered by a swarm of bees
New research shows that when a threat comes into view fruit flies make split-second turns reminiscent of those made by fighter jets.
Scientists list the world's most distinctive and endangered birds.