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Ant colonies have their own personalities, which are shaped by their environment, a US study suggests.
Restrictions on cod and salmon fishing aimed to rejuvenate falling stocks in the Irish Sea and inland waterways do not appear to have halted the decline.
The finale of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe's week-long Charity Chuckle will raise money for an otter rescue centre on Skye.
Police receive calls about a wallaby in Kingsclere, but the RSPCA says there is no cause for alarm.
Horses look to the ears to work out what another animal is thinking, according to a study.
The people who are turning to the internet to fund their animals’ vet bills.
Marine scientists have explored an underwater mountain off the west coast of Scotland for the first time.
Scientists send a remotely operated vehicle to film one of the UK's deep sea mountains for the first time.
A golden bat from Bolivia is described as a new species by scientists.
Police in Alhambra in greater Los Angeles recaptured a giant tortoise after a brief chase along city streets.
Huge meat-eating, land-living dinosaurs evolved into birds by constantly shrinking for over 50 million years, new research shows.
Mechanics in Fife attempting to jump-start a car are given a shock when they find a snake under the bonnet.
A deep-sea octopus is observed nursing her eggs for more than four years - the longest brooding time seen in any animal.
Micro-drones are just starting to catch up with the hovering and flight performance of the tiny hummingbird, say scientists.
Coral munching bumphead fish give insight into conservation
Flamingos at a wildlife centre in Wearside produce their first egg in eight years, according to the charity that runs it.
Birds' eggs show adaptations in pigment concentration and thickness to allow the right amount of sun for embryos, scientists say.
Fifty years of data, from the lives of nearly 4,000 endangered primates at the Duke Lemur Centre in North Carolina, have been transferred from ageing paper records into a public, online database
The risks you may run while taking a walk in the English countryside.
A koala has had an extraordinary escape clinging to the bottom of a car on a busy Australian highway.