The unparalleled longevity of a hormone-producing tissue in the Eurasian lynx could possibly be utilized to assist in the conservation of the endangered Iberian lynx, one of the most threatened wild cats on Earth.
Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University of Michigan are reporting the first hard evidence that malaria creeps to higher elevations during warmer years and falls back down to lower altitudes when temperatures cool.
Male birds attract females with their lavish plumage and crooning birdsongs, but a new study suggests the birds are not singing to a mute audience. Seventy-one percent of female birds sing, too.
More than 764,000 acres of land in southern Arizona and New Mexico has been federally designated as critical habitat for jaguars, which are endangered and rarely seen in the US.
Four lion cubs were born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington D.C., the zoo announced Tuesday.
Biologists have used small, solar powered tracking devices to find how Florida's loggerhead turtles spend the first few years of their life. The study challenges few commonly held notions about the turtles' infancy.
Researchers have used DNA barcoding techniques to undertake a study of the moa, an iconic and extinct species of bird native to New Zealand.
Bioluminescence is used by deep-sea fishes to promote communications and mating in the open ocean, according to new research.
An epic battle between a freshwater crocodile and an enormous water python in Queensland, Australia, ended with the snake completely devouring its opponent.
Today, March 3rd, as decreed by the United Nations last year, is the first World Wildlife Day.
US military aircraft face an under-assessed risk of collisions known as wildlife strikes, according to a new report in the Wildlife Society Bulletin.
The reintroduction of cougars to their historic homeland is proving to be a challenge for wildlife managers in these areas, a new study reports, citing high numbers of human-caused deaths of cougars in reintroduction areas in South Dakota.
A proactive effort to lessen the amount of human food that black bears in Yosemite National Park have access to has been effective, but once bears get a taste of human treats they will always continue to seek them, according to new research.
A new center dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured Hawaiian monk seals has received full funding and is scheduled to open this summer.
Stories of enormous Burmese pythons being found in the Florida Everglades are commonplace, and the invasive snakes are a threat to the balance of the ecosystem, but the US Geological Survey said Friday that the pythons pose little risk to people in the Everglades National Park.