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The woman who got 'slothified'

4th April 2014
Monique Pool is used to rescuing and rehabilitating sloths at her home in Paramaribo, Suriname - but even she was left struggling when 200 arrived at once.

VIDEO: The woman who got 'slothified'

3rd April 2014
Monique Pool is used to rescuing and rehabilitating sloths at her home in Paramaribo, Suriname - but even she was left struggling when 200 arrived at once.

Top doctor backs 'garden gym' idea

3rd April 2014
One of the UK's top doctors says there is an accumulating body of evidence that highlights a link between urban green space and benefits to human wellbeing.

VIDEO: Rare birds poisoning toll reaches 16

3rd April 2014
Four buzzards and 12 red kites are found dead in what experts say is the worst poisoning incident of its type in Scotland.

AUDIO: How the zebra got its stripes

3rd April 2014
Why do zebras have stripes? Scientists at the University of California reveal the answer.

No expansion for badger culling

3rd April 2014
The government has said it will not expand badger culling to other areas this year to reduce TB in cattle.

VIDEO: Dinosaur chase scene reconstructed

3rd April 2014
Scientists digitally reconstruct the scene of a dinosaur 110 million year-old dinosaur chase.

Tarka the Otter writer's hut on sale

3rd April 2014
A hut used by Tarka the Otter author Henry Williamson for his writing is to be sold at auction.

Dinosaur chase scene reconstructed

3rd April 2014
Scientists digitally reconstruct the scene of a dinosaur chase - preserved in the mud of an ancient river bed in Texas.

Project to protect vulnerable birds

3rd April 2014
Scottish gamekeepers begin their biggest ever conservation project aimed at halting the decline of the nation's vulnerable wading birds.

Lonely golden eagle seeks partner

2nd April 2014
England's only resident golden eagle is looking for a new mate - 10 years after his last one disappeared.

Missing vulture found on island

2nd April 2014
A vulture that went missing from a bird of prey centre in central Scotland is found 100 miles away on the island of Islay.

Images from space may aid shark work

2nd April 2014
Satellite imagery of microscopic life in the seas around Scotland could boost understanding about the world's second largest fish, a new report suggests.

The origin of lions discovered

2nd April 2014
A new genetic analysis confirms where modern lions came from, scientists say.

Mammal Photographer of the Year

2nd April 2014
Mammal Photographer of the Year

Train owl 'Lucky' returns to wild

1st April 2014
A tawny owl named Lucky after clinging to the front of a train for more than 300 miles is released back into the wild.

Nesting storks may end 600-year wait

1st April 2014
A pair of white storks nesting on a chimney in Norfolk may be the first in the UK to breed from a traditional nest for nearly 600 years.

Lonely Tree committee plans revealed

1st April 2014
A Powys landmark known as 'The Lonely Tree' is in the mix to be Wales' representative in next year's European Tree of the Year competition.

Elver migration aided by fishermen

1st April 2014
Conservationists move millions of elvers - young eels - upstream in an attempt to give them a better chance of survival.

VIDEO: Meet beatboxer who sounds like a bird

29th March 2014
Beatboxer Jason Singh spoke to BBC Breakfast to explain why he is inspired by birdsong and show off his skills at imitating our feathered friends.