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Tiny nematode worms "stop ageing" when they are starved and can go on to live twice as long as normal, a new study shows.
A dedicated feeder is installed at a Teesside nature reserve to stop a fox stealing the birds' food.
Three baby Japanese macaques, also known as snow monkeys, are born at Highland Wildlife Park near Aviemore.
Five barn owl boxes which are part of a Suffolk community project are stolen or vandalised, with the animals taken.
Unesco delays its decision to list the Great Barrier Reef as endangered, amid controversy over a plan to dump dredged sediment in the marine park.
Scientists have discovered that a number of spider species catch and eat fish.
Peat the kitten lands the job of Official Mouser at the Glenturret distillery in Perthshire, home of the Famous Grouse.
President Obama plans to create the world's largest marine protected area (MPA) in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Concerns are raised that gangs of people are harvesting shellfish on a Conwy beach.
A new documentary unearths recordings of a 'talking' dolphin, who took part in a 1960s experiment
Social spiders' personalities determine the tasks they perform and the division of labour in their societies, a new study finds.
A UK team believes it can now make skilful predictions of how much sea ice will melt during Arctic summers, and says this year's minimum extent will likely be very similar to last year's.
Rising temperatures in Antarctica are helping a meek little moss species thrive at the expense of other marine creatures.
It is unclear whether vaccinating badgers in north Pembrokeshire has cut TB in cattle, Wales' chief vet says.
Dealing with invasive species
The tiger supervisor at Australia Zoo describes how he hand-reared two rare Sumatran tiger cubs at his family home.
Deforestation is reducing the amount of leaf litter falling into rivers and lakes, resulting in less food being available to fish, a study suggests.
The survival of Africa's elephants is under threat, with estimated poaching levels well above their birth rate, an environmental report says.
Crayfish, once thought too primitive to experience emotion, may feel anxious, a study suggests.
Ptolemy Elrington sees animals in everyday objects - usually unwanted objects that have been discarded and left as rubbish.