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Bird-proof bags thwart seagulls

25th July 2014
Seagulls rifling through a seaside town's litter are thwarted by a new range of bird-proof rubbish bags.

'Fluffy' dinosaurs were widespread

25th July 2014
A discovery of 150 million year old fossils in Siberia indicates that feathers were much more widespread among dinosaurs than previously thought.

Wildlife loss link to child slavery

25th July 2014
New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.

Dogs 'hardwired' to be jealous wags

24th July 2014
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' tricks of the trade

24th July 2014
Wildlife film-makers reveal tricks of the trade

VIDEO: Seals 'stressed' by warming seas

23rd July 2014
Warming seas are reducing the food supply for Antarctic seals, say researchers.

Fur seals feel climate impacts

23rd July 2014
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.

VIDEO: Amur leopards born at zoo

23rd July 2014
A pair of Amur leopards, which are said to be the rarest big cats in the world, have been born in Leicestershire.

Bats 'fly by polarised light'

23rd July 2014
Zoologists find that bats use the pattern of polarised light in the sky at sunset to help them navigate.

Two rare Amur leopards born at zoo

23rd July 2014
A pair of Amur leopards, which zookeepers say are on the brink of extinction, are born at Leicestershire's Twycross Zoo.

Giant python gets a health check

23rd July 2014
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?

23rd July 2014
Do butterfly wing patterns really mimic predator eyes?

When will we take honey seriously?

22nd July 2014
When will we take medicinal honey seriously?

AUDIO: Warm weather boosts slug numbers

22nd July 2014
There has been an increase in the number of slugs in Britain's gardens due to the warm and damp weather.

VIDEO: Scientists survey jellyfish after boom

22nd July 2014
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.

VIDEO: Drones homing in on wildlife poachers

21st July 2014
Civilian drones are being tested across Africa's game reserves in a hi-tech battle with poachers threatening the continent's wildlife tourism industry.

Seals 'feed' at offshore wind farms

21st July 2014
Some seals prefer to forage for food at offshore wind farms, UK study suggests.

Sea turtle migrates 2,472 miles

21st July 2014
A green sea turtle migrated a staggering 3,979 km (2,472 miles) in a year, according to Swansea University researchers.

Geese on motorway force closure

20th July 2014
Traffic was halted on the M25 earlier after a flock of geese were spotted on the carriageway.

Two bee swarms hit town in one day

20th July 2014
A Powys councillor tells how she photographed two swarms of bees in Newtown on the same day.