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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.

How stag beetles bite so hard

27th March 2014
Researchers stage stag beetle battles to solve the mystery of how the male beetles bite so hard.

Top British garden birds revealed

27th March 2014
The top bird visitors to British gardens have been revealed in the results of an RSPB survey.

Beaked whale is deep-dive champion

26th March 2014
Cuvier’s beaked whales are likely to be the most extreme divers among marine mammals, able to go nearly 3km down and hold their breath for more than two hours.

Salamanders shrink as home heats up

26th March 2014
Salamanders living in the eastern US have shrunk in size in response to climate change, researchers say.

Scientists film inside a flying insect

26th March 2014
Scientists use powerful X-rays to film the minuscule muscles inside an insect's body that power its flight.

VIDEO: Footage from inside a flying insect

26th March 2014
Scientists use powerful x-rays to film the minuscule muscles inside a flying insect.

Pony contraceptive scheme at risk

26th March 2014
The first trial of its kind in the UK to use contraception on hill ponies is at risk of failing, a charity says.

VIDEO: Teen photographer's love for animals

26th March 2014
The young wildlife photographer who wants to remind us humans that we are not the only species on Earth.

Danish zoo kills four healthy lions

25th March 2014
A zoo in Denmark that provoked outrage after putting down a healthy giraffe, has killed a family of four lions to make way for a new young male lion.

Monster turtle fossils re-united

25th March 2014
Two halves of a fossil bone found more 160 years apart finally allow scientists to scale one of the biggest sea turtles that ever lived.