Brown bears found in southeastern Alaska evolved from ancient polar bears and are not the ancestors of the modern polar bears, says a new study.
Self-control, a trait usually considered to be specific to humans, has now been found to be present in cockatoos, according to a new study from University of Vienna.
Researchers have said that the number of monarch butterflies in Mexico has shrunk to its lowest ever in the past two decades, reports the Los Angeles Times. The most likely cause of this decrease in population size could be the loss of habitat of these butterflies, along with warm weather in the U.S.
Fossilized forms of a penis-shaped invertebrate have shed light on a dramatic spurt in Earth's biodiversity and may be the missing link connecting two mysterious branches of sea creatures, Canadian scientists reported on Wednesday.
In the hunt for ivory, 28 endangered elephants have been killed in the Nki and Lobeke national parks in southeast Cameroon in recent weeks, the conservation organization WWF reported on Wednesday.
The thought of Ukrainian military trained "killer" dolphins roaming the Black Sea waters was enough to strike fear in anyone, but it turns out the Russian news report was just a hoax, according New-Sebasopol.
Maryland has now confirmed its first death of Rabies since 1976, according to statement release by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH).
The Ukrainian military has reportedly lost three dolphins which had been trained for military attacks in the Black Sea, Russia's state news agency RIA Novosti reports.
Australian authorities announced Monday that they found and destroyed a giant African snail in Brisbane.
Delegates at an internal conservationist meeting in Bangkok this week have voted to clamp down on the shark trade used primarily for the infamous shark fin soup popular in Asia, and added five shark species to a protected list in efforts to save them from being wiped out by overfishing.
Small water frogs that are sold as pets have been linked to Salmonella outbreak that occurred in children between 2008 and 2011, according to a study by Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
A deadly Red Tide bloom has been killing many manatees daily and the algae bloom keep continue for a while according to Tampa Bay Times.
In the fight against bird flu, or the H5N1 virus, scientists in Australia are creating genetically modified chickens to make them resistant to bird flu in bid to find a cure for the potentially deadly virus.