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VIDEO: Rescued seals released back into sea

15th April 2014
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.

Bay is perfect home for dolphins

15th April 2014
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.

VIDEO: Hopes for baby panda at Edinburgh Zoo

15th April 2014
Staff at Edinburgh Zoo are hoping it will be third time lucky after giant panda Tian Tian was artificially inseminated.

Double whammy threatens Amazon trees

15th April 2014
The combination of fire and extreme weather events could accelerate tree mortality in the Amazon, a study suggests.

How to move a T-Rex dinosaur

15th April 2014
Moving a dinosaur across the US

Panda is artificially inseminated

15th April 2014
Edinburgh Zoo's giant Panda Tian Tian is artificially inseminated.

VIDEO: Footage of rare 'blood moon' eclipse

15th April 2014
People in the Americas have been treated to a rare "blood moon" lunar eclipse. Jonathan Amos explains the science behind the colour change.

Male monkey cares for dying partner

15th April 2014
A wild male marmoset is filmed embracing and caring for his dying female partner.

A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia

14th April 2014
The young huntress and her golden eagle

Work starts to protect rare seabird

14th April 2014
Work is under way to protect one of the UK's rarest seabirds which breeds on a shingle beach in north Wales.

Canal fish removed to stop poaching

14th April 2014
More than 1,098kg (2,421lb) of fish is removed from a Wiltshire canal in a bid to stop illegal fishing.

Alderney puffins 'need better laws'

14th April 2014
As puffins return to Alderney following the devastating winter weather, conservationists demand tougher laws.

Osprey lays 69th egg at reserve

14th April 2014
A bird thought to be the world's oldest breeding osprey lays her 69th egg at a Perthshire nature reserve.

AUDIO: Bay is best place to spot dolphins

14th April 2014
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.

AUDIO: Work to protect 'special' seabirds

14th April 2014
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 to restore Caledonian forest

14th April 2014
Work begins on a scheme to restore native Caledonian pine forest in Speyside, which will involve planting almost 100,000 trees.

Peregrine nest on university library

12th April 2014
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 who was covered in bees

12th April 2014
The man covered by a swarm of bees

Flies manoeuvre like fighter jets

10th April 2014
New research shows that when a threat comes into view fruit flies make split-second turns reminiscent of those made by fighter jets.

The 100 most distinct and rare birds

10th April 2014
Scientists list the world's most distinctive and endangered birds.