Yawuru Country Managers and an experts from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) say that they have found compelling evidence that the Spectacled hare-wallaby, and threatened species which had been feared locally extinct , is back in Roebuck Plains, Australia.
The dodo has long been the butt of terribly nerdy jokes. That's because, as far as prehistoric animals go, it was an incredible failure. Flightless, awkwardly plump, and very extinct, the dodo drew the short end of the evolutionary stick several times over. Now 3D modeling of a complete dodo skeleton can tell us a little bit more about what this bird was like.
Controversy has long surrounded the disappearance of the monstrous Megalodon, the ocean's largest shark ever, but a new study concludes that this 60-foot-long predator became extinct 2.6 million years ago.
New fossil evidence is pointing to the possibility of a sixth mass extinction event in Earth's past, and this one may have helped usher in the largest "great dying" that that ever occurred. If that is right, the Permian period may have actually been hit with a two-punch knockout that caused more species loss than the infamous extinction of the dinosaurs.
There was no escaping extinction for dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, but one clever, or simply drowsy, shrew-like ancestor slept through the catastrophic death and destruction, new research suggests.
One of the last northern white rhinos on the planet has died in a reserve in Kenya, highlighting the species' risk of extinction.
A massive chinchilla rat once thought to have been long extinct has been proven to be very-much still alive, thanks to a recent field study that was conducted in and around the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu.
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.
Amid a world with advancing technologies, increasing land development and human-driven climate change, the world's species are becoming extinct 1,000 times faster than they used to, according to new research.
Incredibility small diamonds laced through an unassuming layer of earth may be a major clue in telling just what happened to some of North America's largest mammals 13,000 years ago.
Species of plants and animals are becoming extinct, and we have only ourselves to blame. The rate of extinction is increasing 1,000 times faster than before humans inhabited the planet, and now the world is on the brink of a sixth great extinction, a new study indicates.
Over 100 researchers behind a recently published paper defended the practice of collecting plant and animal specimens, contending that it does not lead to species extinction.
Current specimen collection methods are threatening endangered species, a team of researchers from Arizona State University (ASU) says.
The death of individual species is a problem, but so is a lack of new, emerging species, reports a study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.