A leading conservation charity wants to reintroduce beavers to the northwest Highlands.
A major shake-up of the dinosaur family tree has overturned 130 years of thinking about "terrible lizard" evolution.
A playful parrot has an infectious laugh that influences the behaviour of its feathered friends, scientists have discovered.
A five-legged lamb has been born at a farm in Derbyshire and named after a Tom Hanks character.
Male crabs try to attract a female partner by using their claws to advertise the size of their home, scientists have found.
These heartwarming pictures show male penguins picking up shiny pebbles which they will use to impress potential mates.
Pet owners are being urged to get their cats involved in the fight to protect one of Scotland's most treasured species.
An evolutionary war that raged beneath the sea more than 100 million years ago created the octopus and squid, new research has shown.
A young otter cub is recuperating at an animal shelter after it was rescued from the banks of a river.
A humpback whale from a breeding population in the eastern Caribbean sea has been recorded for the very first time in British waters.
She’s protected the Royal Family and worked at the London Olympics… Now Patch the police dog is retiring
A police dog who has protected the Royal Family and worked at the London 2012 Olympics is retiring after nine years of loyal service.
This mesmerising footage shows the moment more than 10,000 starlings filled the sky in front of a handful of stunned onlookers.
There’s something so undeniably majestic about a penguin.
An animal charity is seeking new volunteers to raise money in Sutherland.
Scientists attempting to resurrect the woolly mammoth believe they are just two years away from creating a hybrid embryo.
This dog is a real-life Hairy Barker - and goes on motorbike rides dressed in full leather gear and goggles.
A pair of rescue cats who "fell in love" in the care of an animal charity are looking for a permanent home.
These leaf-cutter ants showed their romantic side when they were captured on video carrying heart-shaped rose petals to their queen in time for Valentine's Day.
An amateur photographer stumbled across the ultimate stag party as 150 red deer gathered on a mountainside.
The French Bulldog, a breed favoured by celebrities like the Beckhams and Lady Gaga, is set to overtake the Labrador as the as the UK's most popular dog.
Record numbers of dolphins have been recorded off the west coast of Scotland.
A cat named Pooh has been given a new lease of life in Bulgaria after becoming the country’s first “bionic cat” with a pair of prosthetic hind legs.
A 10-year-old surfer has had a close encounter with a photo-bombing shark that shared a wave with him off an Australian beach.
This is the moment a Labrador saved its friend from a raging river - using a stick.
A gutsy duck began a very dangerous game when it started swimming in the tiger sanctuary pool at an Australian wildlife park.
A third humpback whale has been spotted feeding off the Moray coast.
Animal lovers can now follow the adventures of Tiana the goat who had a tiny GoPro camera attached to her jacket on Monday.
A Staffordshire Bull Terrier who swallowed a kitchen knife has been saved after undergoing emergency surgery.
A rare white deer has been spotted grazing in the grounds of the public body set up to protect Scotland's wildlife.
Snow has finally arrived in most parts of the UK.
A new species of gibbon identified in remote forests in China has been named after Star Wars character Luke Skywalker.
Scientists have attached cameras to some polar bears’ heads to study their behaviours and feeding rates – and the footage captured is as illuminating as it is magical.