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Alien invasion!

Across the globe, fragile ecosystems are threatened by the arrival of invasive species – aggressive, adaptable animals from overseas, who quickly dominate their new surroundings

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Save the frogs!

Frogs have colonised almost every corner of the planet, from the frozen Arctic tundra to the dry deserts of Namibia, but a third of all species are in danger of extinction

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Amazing underground animal-homes

Meet the burrowers! There’s a whole world of wildlife living under your feet. Going underground is an essential part of survival for these mammals

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10 fantastic fox facts

You may recognise the red fox, but what about the kit or swift fox? Find out all about these cat-like carnivores with these bite-sized facts

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Life cycle of the Tree Frog

Discover how the elusive red-eyed tree frog begins its life in water before moving to land

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Weird wild cats you never knew existed

Everyone knows about lions and tigers, but some of nature’s lesser known felines are just as fascinating. Meet the unusual cats that prefer life outside the spotlight

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Is it too late to save the Polar Bear?

As climate change melts the ice they need to survive, these icons of the Far North, famed for their strength, endurance and courage, are facing a huge threat to their existence

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Snake slayers

Able to survive attacks that would kill a human in a matter of minutes, could the unassuming-looking mongoose be the toughest predator on Earth?

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Monkeys behaving badly

Naughty monkeys are everywhere and although these primates haven’t (yet) shown a taste for rock’n’roll, they certainly have a penchant for sex, drugs, and daylight robbery

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A guide to spotting rare UK wildlife

The UK shores are home to a variety of rare wildlife. No matter where you are located in the country, there’s always an opportunity to spot a rare animal if you know where to look.

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Will sharks be wiped out for good?

These prehistoric predators lived through four mass extinction events and survived what the dinosaurs couldn’t, but sadly overfishing may see these fearsome fish wiped out for good

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Save the Chimps!

Our closest living relatives have suffered rapid population declines – and human activity is to blame

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The fight to save the Amur Leopard

These elusive and secretive felines are one of the most threatened of all the big cats and are on the brink of extinction

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Dolphins – the Smartest Animals on Earth

Famous for their ability to learn and even rescue humans, the real story behind the immense intelligence of dolphins lies in their astounding wild behaviour

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Why save the panda?

Pandas have become the face of conservation, used to gain funding and attract attention. But with more animals facing extinction than ever before, is it working?

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Get started in birdwatching with Chris Packham

From spotting garden visitors to identifying tricky species in far-flung locations, this guide will tell you all you need to know to get the best out of birdwatching

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Five reasons not to fear bats

We decided to bust some myths about the sky’s spookiest creature, and to explain to you why you shouldn’t be scared of bats.

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Poison vs Venom

Beauty in the natural world often comes hand-in-hand with danger. Gorgeous colours and patterns displayed by sea creatures, amphibians and insects are very often a clear warning to stay away

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The gorilla’s battle for survival

Some of our closest animal relatives are facing a struggle for survival. Gorillas are critically endangered, and without our help these amazing great apes could be lost forever

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Can we save the pangolin?

These scaly, solitary, secretive animals have found themselves unfortunate victims of wildlife trade and are now one of the most trafficked animals on Earth

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