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The prospects for this year's grouse shooting season, which has just begun, are said to be "unusually favourable".
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group reminds the public to exercise "extreme caution" around dolphins after a report that a bottlenose dolphin "aggressively" pushed a man underwater off the County Cork coast
Thousands of people attend a festival showcasing feats of engineering and the creative industries in Coventry.
Swedes flock to social media to muse at the passing of "the world's oldest European eel", which lived in a well to the age of 155.
A seabird species at a Dorset colony has had its 'most successful' breeding season on record, the RSPB says.
A white peacock hatched from an egg bought by a Newstead Abbey employee on eBay is released in the grounds of the Nottinghamshire attraction.
Scientists are building up a photographic database of the rare and endangered natterjack toad, in a bid to ensure its survival in Scotland.
Actor Henry Cavill says he is humbled to help staff who do 'seemingly impossible' conservation work.
The government says its badger vaccination project in Gloucestershire is still a vital part of its plan to tackle bovine TB.
Almost 100 crane chicks brought over from Germany have been released as part of a project to reintroduce the birds to the UK.
An endangered beetle is sighted in Cambridgeshire for the first time in more than 40 years.
British photographer, David Slater, is challenging Wikipedia to remove monkey selfies from websites.
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.