A controversial pesticide can potentially wipe out common bumblebee populations by preventing the formation of new colonies, research has shown.
A 12-week-old beaver who was caught by a dog and separated from his parents will have to be looked after by a charity for up to two years.
People found guilty of animal cruelty go on to commit a huge number of other offences - including murder - but nine out of 10 cases do not result in a prison sentence, a report has warned.
Firefighters may be used to rescuing cats from trees, but a crew faced an unusual call-out when a 21-year-old bald eagle got stuck in a pylon.
More than 100 felines have been captured as part of an effort to save the endangered Scottish wildcat from extinction.
Ivory Coast authorities said they have seized roughly three tonnes of scales from pangolins, the world's most heavily trafficked mammal.
A swollen hedgehog the size of a beachball has been brought down to size by an animal welfare charity.
The South African government is moving ahead with draft regulations for a domestic trade in rhino horn, despite critics' concerns that a legal market will spur rhino poaching.
A horse and donkey who became best friends while living together at an animal rescue shelter have found a new home for life at an Aberdeenshire farm.
Three northern lynx kittens have been settling into their enclosure at a wildlife park as they explore outside the den.
Ducklings in the care of the Scottish SPCA are being vaccinated to protect them from potentially fatal "duck plague".
An application has been made to reintroduce the lynx to the British countryside for the first time in more than 1,000 years, on a trial basis.
Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary was on hand to rescue a seal which was caught up in fishing line at Toft pier in Shetland's north mainland earlier this week.
It's World Orca Day so we thought we would look through our archives.
The wee calf that garnered lots of attention at this year's Taste of Grampian finally has a name - thanks to a toddler from Aberdeenshire.
It was a close encounter of the 'bird' kind for one tourist during a holiday to Shetland.
A peacock has been rescued after it was found roaming around an electricity substation.
A safari park is celebrating a primate baby boom after two lemurs and three macaques were born in recent weeks.
A search has been launched to find the winner of a P&J competition.
RSPB Scotland's Dolphinwatch team are holding an activity-packed family fun day on Sunday at Torry Battery.
Demands for a permanent ban on nicotine-based pesticides have been prompted by a major new study suggesting they can be harmful to bees.
Two giant pandas have received a celebrity welcome in Berlin from the mayor and Chinese ambassador after they weathered a long flight from China.
A new initiative has been launched to allow the public to get closer than ever to the north-east's population of bottlenose dolphins.
A bird's flying ability helps determine the shape of its eggs, according to the surprise findings of a new study.
Two orphaned otters, named Dee and Don by rescuers, have been given a new enclosure to prepare them for life in the wilderness.
A loveable little lamb, which was welcomed into a Moray household and cared for as he battled illness, has died.
Hundreds of sea life enthusiasts have been treated to a bonanza of sightings off the Moray coastline.
A critically endangered frog has been bred in captivity for the first time.
North-east police officers have confirmed that two young canine companions have joined their team to help sniff out crime across the city.
Animal lovers are being urged to take a bird's eye view of one of Scotland's best-loved winged creatures.
Love hormone injections can spread a little of what the world needs now between strangers, scientists have shown.
Blue whales and other filter-feeding leviathans became giants when climate change introduced them to binge-eating, research has shown.