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A baby rhino who was saved after his mother was killed by poachers is on the road to recovery, his rescuers have said.
Researchers say they have worked out the meaning of the gestures that wild chimpanzees use to communicate.
Budding bumblebee enthusiasts are being encouraged to take part in a research project designed to help save crucial species.
Plants have been grown inside a microscope to allow scientists to watch their roots developing in 3D.
Members of the public are being asked to send in their sightings of the UK's bizarre and beautiful woodland moths for Moth Night 2014.
Video shows a young sea eagle pushing the Springwatch eagle chick out of its nest in an attack never before caught on film in Scotland.
Scientists have worked out the unique anatomy that allows giraffes' long, spindly legs to support their weight.
An ancient creature halfway between a dinosaur and a bird had feathered "trousers" on its hindlimbs, a new fossil reveals.
Preserving the UK's vulnerable wildlife
African cichlid fish's memory of feeding areas can span up to twelve days, scientists show.
Many coral reefs in the Caribbean could vanish in the next 20 years, according to a report published by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
Naps may help dormice save energy and survive until it is time to hibernate, say scientists.
New tracking data shows that Chilean devil rays dive down nearly 2km below the ocean surface.
A lifeboat is launched to help a cow near Aberdeen Harbour.
A bat is recorded for the first time on the remote Scottish archipelago of St Kilda, says the National Trust for Scotland.
Beavers living wild in Devon are to be caught and "rehomed" in captivity, the government says.
The British Trust for Ornithology is asking the public to help study the behaviour of rooks, one of our most intelligent garden birds.
A bird that rarely breeds in Worcestershire successfully raises a family on a local nature reserve, for the first time since 1947.
A colony of about 100 protected native crayfish is moved to allow water to be drained during repairs to a weir in North Yorkshire.
Climate change is likely to cut Antarctica's 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100, a study suggests.