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A motorist was flagged down in a car park in Miami after a Great Horned Owl was spotted trapped in the grille of her vehicle.
An African elephant mother's ability to feed and care for its calf has "long-lasting consequences" into adulthood, a study suggests.
A study has found that nocturnal artificial light in urban areas makes European blackbirds develop reproductive systems up to a month earlier than birds living in woodlands.
A species of sea slug that is able to repeatedly detach, re-grow and then re-use its penis surprises scientists.
Brian May speaks about his vision to turn a plot of farmland into woodland sanctuary for wildlife.
The population of a species of wading bird in Guernsey has fallen by 99% over the past 20 years, according to an environmental group.
Scientists are using DNA tricks to study the secrets of rare, shy and hard-to-reach species.
The 10th annual Dumfries and Galloway Wild Spring Festival hopes to find the next Chris Packham or Sir David Attenborough.
London Mayor Boris Johnson has called for more to be done about urban foxes. But are urban fox numbers rising?
Dogs are more capable of understanding events from a human's point of view than had previously been recognised, according to researchers.
Professor Stephen Harris, an expert in urban foxes, and Peter Crowden, former chairman of the National Pest Technicians Association, discuss fox behaviour in urban areas.
Lolong, a six metre-long saltwater crocodile weighing over 1,000kg, dies in an eco-park in the Philippines.
Wildlife producer John Downer demonstrates how he and his team went about making a documentary about penguins.
Researchers using a vast database of physical and genetic data determine the ancestor of all placental mammals was small, furry and probably ate insects.
Salmon use the Earth's magnetic field to navigate the ocean as they make the long journey home to spawn, research suggests.
The BBC's Matthew Price accompanied Swedish hunters on the trail of wolves shortly before a controversial cull of the the predators was called off.
Researchers call for conservation improvements to save China's highly threatened Yangtze finless porpoise.
The benefits of extinction.
More than 11,000 elephants have been killed by ivory poachers in Gabon since 2004 according to new research
Two men are injured in an attack by a komodo dragon in a wildlife park in eastern Indonesia, park officials say.