In the wake of intense drought conditions in California's Central Valley, migratory birds suddenly find themselves without a place to rest and recover before the next leg of their journey. However, conservationists have rented thousands of acres of land, which are then flooded to provided temporary wetlands for these long-distance fliers.
Eagle-eyed birds of prey, it turns out, help ring the dinner bell for vultures that depend on them to find food, according to a new study.
Two clouded leopard cubs that were born at the Houston Zoo three months ago made their public debut this week, and since then have inspired conservation efforts for this endangered species.
Corn spots, it seems, know the meaning of self-sacrifice. When under attack from a pathogen, these plants commit "cell suicide" to prevent any further damage, a new study describes, and scientists are just beginning to understand how this defense mechanism works.
The Lincoln Park Zoo is asking armchair scientist to help them identify animals seen on nearly 100 web cams set up throughout the Chicago area in an attempt to between archive their photos and verify the presence of various local wildlife.
Peregrine falcons in California are on their way to recovery, thanks to effective management of the threatened species, according to a new study.
Mexico's famous "water monster" is battling extinction, and scientists hoping to learn from its organ-regenerating abilities are worried for the bizarre-looking creature.
Canada lynx gained new federal protections in New Mexico on Thursday, wildlife officials announced, serving as an important step towards this elusive species' recovery.
The bear named Daniza recently mauled a man who had been out searching for mushrooms. The bear had felt her cubs were threatened when she attacked, but Italian officials attempted a capture of the animal anyways, and it went horribly wrong.
A newly discovered species of pterosaur has been named after the dragon-like creatures from the visually stunning 2009 movie Avatar, as it happens to sport s similar skull to the four-winged creatures of the sci-fi blockbuster.
Gut bacteria found in honeybees may be an incredible alternative to antibiotics currently on the market, giving the world more of a fighting chance against a growing number of antibiotic-resistant illnesses.
An elephant conservationist from Maine, who dedicated his life to caring for these majestic mammals, was ironically crushed to death Tuesday when one of the animals accidentally stepped on him, according to police reports.
Experts have recently completed sequencing and analyzing the genome of the gibbon, a rare kind of primate with a unique chromosomal rearrangement, allowing for rapid evolution and surprising variety.
It has long been known that sharks, as apex predators, can practically smell the fear of their prey as they stalk the ocean's depths. But new research is suggesting that that might all soon change, as the increasing acidification of ocean waters could be robbing sharks of their ability to sense the smell of food.