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Updated: 35 weeks 22 hours ago

Edinburgh panda 'believed pregnant'

12th August 2014
Edinburgh Zoo said it 'believes' its panda Tian Tian is pregnant and may give birth at the end of the month.

Hen harriers and grouse can co-exist

12th August 2014
Research carried out at the University of Aberdeen suggests hen harriers can co-exist with profitable grouse shooting.

Panda triplets unveiled in China

12th August 2014
A zoo in southern China unveils newborn panda triplets, thought to be the world's first known surviving trio.

Sea meadows 'lost like rain forests'

12th August 2014
Under sea feeding grounds for young fish are being lost at the same rate as Amazonian rain forests and could damage the fishing industry, scientists in Swansea warn.

Statue in honour of golden retriever

12th August 2014
A life-size bronze statue is unveiled in the Highlands to honour one of the country's most popular dogs, the golden retriever.

Good prospects for grouse shooting

12th August 2014
The prospects for this year's grouse shooting season, which has just begun, are said to be "unusually favourable".

Dolphin 'pushed man underwater'

10th August 2014
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

Giant mantis robot at city festival

9th August 2014
Thousands of people attend a festival showcasing feats of engineering and the creative industries in Coventry.

Sweden 'mourns' its oldest eel

9th August 2014
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.

Terns have 'most successful year'

8th August 2014
A seabird species at a Dorset colony has had its 'most successful' breeding season on record, the RSPB says.

Abbey peacock hatched from eBay egg

8th August 2014
A white peacock hatched from an egg bought by a Newstead Abbey employee on eBay is released in the grounds of the Nottinghamshire attraction.

Bid to save rare natterjack toads

8th August 2014
Scientists are building up a photographic database of the rare and endangered natterjack toad, in a bid to ensure its survival in Scotland.

'Superman' joins wildlife trust

8th August 2014
Actor Henry Cavill says he is humbled to help staff who do 'seemingly impossible' conservation work.

VIDEO: Trapping badgers 'vital' in TB fight

7th August 2014
The government says its badger vaccination project in Gloucestershire is still a vital part of its plan to tackle bovine TB.

VIDEO: Crane chicks reintroduced to UK

7th August 2014
Almost 100 crane chicks brought over from Germany have been released as part of a project to reintroduce the birds to the UK.

Beetle boost as rare insect turns up

7th August 2014
An endangered beetle is sighted in Cambridgeshire for the first time in more than 40 years.

VIDEO: Wikipedia monkey selfie row

7th August 2014
British photographer, David Slater, is challenging Wikipedia to remove monkey selfies from websites.

Variation in ant nest 'personality'

7th August 2014
Ant colonies have their own personalities, which are shaped by their environment, a US study suggests.

Fish still on decline in Irish Sea

6th August 2014
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.

Comedy finale to aid otters charity

5th August 2014
The finale of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe's week-long Charity Chuckle will raise money for an otter rescue centre on Skye.
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