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Seagulls rifling through a seaside town's litter are thwarted by a new range of bird-proof rubbish bags.
A discovery of 150 million year old fossils in Siberia indicates that feathers were much more widespread among dinosaurs than previously thought.
New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.
Jealousy is not just part of the human condition, a study suggests, it appears to be hard wired into the brains of dogs too.
Wildlife film-makers reveal tricks of the trade
Warming seas are reducing the food supply for Antarctic seals, say researchers.
Changes in the Antarctic climate are showing up in the fur seal population, say scientists who have studied the animals for 30 years on the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia.
A pair of Amur leopards, which are said to be the rarest big cats in the world, have been born in Leicestershire.
Zoologists find that bats use the pattern of polarised light in the sky at sunset to help them navigate.
A pair of Amur leopards, which zookeepers say are on the brink of extinction, are born at Leicestershire's Twycross Zoo.
Zoo team gives an enormous reticulated python its annual check-up, including using ultrasound to scan its heart.
Do butterfly wing patterns really mimic predator eyes?
When will we take medicinal honey seriously?
There has been an increase in the number of slugs in Britain's gardens due to the warm and damp weather.
More and more jellyfish are being spotted on the UK's coastline during the summer months, and now scientists have decided to try and find out why.
Civilian drones are being tested across Africa's game reserves in a hi-tech battle with poachers threatening the continent's wildlife tourism industry.
Some seals prefer to forage for food at offshore wind farms, UK study suggests.
A green sea turtle migrated a staggering 3,979 km (2,472 miles) in a year, according to Swansea University researchers.
Traffic was halted on the M25 earlier after a flock of geese were spotted on the carriageway.
A Powys councillor tells how she photographed two swarms of bees in Newtown on the same day.