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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.

VIDEO: Loris success in Sri Lanka

20th July 2014
The Loris, one of world's smallest primates is under threat through loss of habitat. Naturalist Chaminda Jayasekara runs a conservation site to protect the animals.

'Shoved' sea eagle chick flies nest

18th July 2014
A sea eagle chick, featured on BBC Springwatch, which was seen being pushed out of the nest by an intruder eagle successfully flies the nest.

Software can decode bird songs

18th July 2014
Scientists have developed a highly advanced bird song decoder, which can automatically identify the call of a vast variety of birds.

Public asked to count UK butterflies

18th July 2014
Conservationists call on the public to help survey the state of Britain's countryside by counting butterflies.

VIDEO: Race commemorates pigeons' war role

18th July 2014
Pigeon-fanciers in the North East remember the vital role racing pigeons played during the two world wars.