Researchers from the University of Sydney have trained Australian monitor lizards to avoid eating deadly cane toads, by feeding them smaller, non-lethal ones. This could help save endangered lizards that have recently suffered catastrophic population declines, following poisonous toad invasions.
A two-year-old husky-mutt named Derby was born without fully-formed front paws. Thanks to new prosthetics created by 3D Systems he can sit, stand, run and play just like any other dog.
A second form of contagious cancer has been found in eight Tasmanian devils across southeastern Tasmania. This makes researchers question the rarity of transmissible cancers.
Regular, gentle pats and positive human interactions benefit growing calves. This could be advantageous for farmers, as cows produce more milk if they gain more weight at a young age.
A deadly pathogen that causes skin lesions is threatening European salamander populations and is spreading to parts of Asia, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. A recent study highlights new conservation methods employed to ensure the deadly pathogen doesn't spread to North America, a hotspot for salamander biodiversity.
Parasitic nest flies threaten Darwin's finches of the Galapagos Islands. Based on a recent study, however, researchers from the University of Utah suggest human intervention could help save these iconic birds.
Analyzing the body language of mice may help scientists better understand the behavioral effects of certain gene mutations.
Californian sea lions exposed to lethal doses of an algal toxin known as domoic acid are suffering from brain damage and memory loss.
Scientists recently bred the first litter of pigs with a genetic resistance to a deadly virus known as Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS).
If the European Union lifted its ban on feeding pigs food waste, roughly 1.8 million hectares of threatened Brazilian forest and savannah could be saved from excess agricultural development.
High levels of mercury have been detected in Florida's Indian River dolphins and the areas local human residents because they both consume the same seafood.
Hippos are primarily herbivores but it turns out that they actually eat meat, too. But carnivorousness puts them at increased risk of contracting the life-threatening soil-borne disease known as anthrax.
Using an ear mite treatment commonly used to kills those found in cats and dogs, researchers from the University of California Davis have developed a way to reduce the presence of tumors in the ears of endangered foxes living on California's Santa Catalina Island.
Birmingham Zoo veterinarians have teamed up with engineers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham to develop a new, innovative and incredibly strong resin to prevent a crack in an elephant’s tusk from worsening.
Researchers may have finally found a cure for the deadly chytrid fungus plaguing wild amphibians. This infectious skin disease has affected over 700 species worldwide, but now scientists may be one step closer to conserving threatened populations.