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Great tits with smaller black chest stripes have higher survival rates in an urban habitat, a study shows.
A new pair of breeding ospreys, believed to be only the third in Wales, produce two chicks at a secret location in Powys.
The hunt for oil is to be halted at DR Congo's Virunga Park, home to endangered mountain gorillas.
Microscopic footage reveals how tiny plungers on their feet allow diving beetles hang on to a mate underwater.
Swarms of giant moths have descended upon Malaysia, invading homes and even disrupting a national football match.
Scientists discover how diving beetles hang on to their mates underwater.
Nine newborn ducklings are rescued from a drain after their mother was killed on a Fife road.
Scientists hope UK-wide bee survey creates a buzz
A woman is left "quite shocked" when an eagle flies into her living room while she is watching the French Open tennis championship.
The faces of our male ancestors evolved certain features as a defence against fist fights, according to an argument put forward by US researchers.
Rats experience regret when their poor decisions make them miss out on better food options, a study finds.
Police search for three stolen parrots, including an asthmatic one that could die without its medication.
The US Geological Survey has released the first video footage ever ''filmed'' by a polar bear - in the Beaufort Sea, near Alaska.
Conservationists celebrate as barn owls successfully hatch twice as many chicks on a Cambridgeshire farm as they did the previous year.
RSPB Scotland says "outrageous rumours" have been spread accusing it of accidentally killing birds of prey.
The first of four peregrine falcon chicks nesting on Norwich Cathedral takes its maiden flight.
Blind cave-dwelling fish found in Somalia are able to recognise differences in quantities, say scientists.
Protecting the red squirrels of Anglesey has won a retired academic physicist a top award from a conservation charity.
NZ Landslide kills critically endangered kakapo parrot.
A tortoise thought to have travelled almost 300 miles in the back of a lorry from Devon is saved moments before being pulped at a Norfolk recycling plant.