Some apes and whales continue living after they are no longer able to have children.
Differing numbers of toes is most obvious in hoofed mammals like horses, deer and giraffes. Animals with hooves are split into two categories, even-toed and odd-toed.
Be prepared to get all aflutter as we reveal the secrets of some of the most colourful characters in the animal kingdom
The return of the missing lynx: Could reintroducing this solitary wild cat be beneficial to the British countryside
The president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, set alight the tusks from over 8,000 illegally killed elephants and the horns of 343 rhinos in April.
Recently discovered invertebrates live further towards the Earth’s core than scientists ever dreamed
It would take the garden snail more than three hours to travel a single kilometre (one mile)
These predatory lionfish might look fancy, but they’re not fussy eaters – much to the chagrin of the Caribbean’s native inhabitants.
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The binturong is sometimes called the ‘bearcat’, but it’s related to neither bears nor cats. It is an arboreal carnivore that mostly eats fruit and it never needs to touch the ground.
TV presenter and naturalist, Chris Packham, gives readers his expert advice on getting into birdwatching for the very first time
A visual guide to the world’s snake species. With fascinating images and facts, it’s the most up-to-date reference for herpetologists.
Life in the fast lane: Ladybirds may be small but they don’t let that get in the way of flying as fast as a horse and as high as a mountain
Bare necessities: Sloth bears have an incredibly varied diet made up of Mother Nature’s recipes
Everyone’s heard the phrase ‘as cunning as a fox’, but do these supposedly crafty canines live up to their reputation?
Animals that are capable of adapting to their environment often demonstrate a high level of intelligence, and few woodland critters are more adaptable than the grey squirrel.
This common legless lizard is no snake Many people who spot a slow worm will assume that it is a snake, and they could be forgiven for doing so. This is in fact a legless lizard, and can be found … Continued