Animals

The pink river dolphin of Brazil article spread
This bizarre creature is a pink river dolphin, a species never before photographed underwater in the wild until Mark Carwardine embarked on a mission to the Rio Negro in Brazil.
Cobra article spread
The king cobra is the world’s largest venomous snake – and a ruthless snake-hunter. But it is also a devoted parent...
A conversation with hippos article spread
Volatile and aggressive, hippos are hard to get close to, unless you talk to them. By using her voice to pacify these wary animals, Karen Paolillo has gained unique access to their intimate society.  
A trumpeter's tale article spread
Pale-winged trumpeters behave like monkeys, but sound like raspberry-blowing schoolchildren.
Gharials article spread
With its long, tooth-filled snout, the gharial takes crocodile design to the extreme. Sadly, such impressive weaponry has failed to protect the species from decline. 
David Attenborough on Charles Darwin article spread
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species – and the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin – Sir David Attenborough talked exclusively to Fergus Collins about the man who revolutionised our understanding of the natural world – and ourselves. 
Ocelot article spread
To investigate the cycle of life and death in the rainforest, Roland Kays tracked down an expert in the subject – the ocelot, a cat whose killing ways help to keep the forest healthy.
Crocodile king article spread
Crocodiles have been around for 200 million years, but they’re not primitive. Karen Partridge reveals the survival strategies that keep these regal reptiles on top.
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