There had been no verified wild wolf sighting in Denmark since 1812, until a male wolf (grey wolf) was spotted in the Jutland peninsula north of Germany in 2012.
A hidden camera planted in one of the most remote regions of the world has captured Dryas monkeys (Cercopithecus dryas), which was long thought to be extinct.
Government officials and nature conservationists have expressed their concern over the rampant poaching and trafficking of the state’s “most famous natural legacy,” the Venus flytrap.
Western Serpentiform Skinks, a remote species that looks like a snake but has the arms and tongue of a lizard, have been considered extinct for a long time. But a recent photographed sighting in Kenya suggests there is hope – and more to learn about this reclusive species.
A 260-million-year-old fossil species Eunotosaurus africanus sheds new light on turtle evolution. Details of its skull provide the real clues.
It's no secret that countless species are threatened or in danger of extinction across our tiny blue world. What may be a surprise, however, is that a great deal of those extinctions may be natural. A new study has taken to the fossil record to determine just how many aquatic species would still be on their way out even if humans had not been around to sully their natural habitats.
Scientists have successfully mapped the first ever nearly complete genome of two Siberian woolly mammoths, shedding light on their evolutionary history and what led to the mass extinction of this iconic species at the end of the Ice Age.
They weren't exactly there when it happened, so scientists were excited when they uncovered the birthing mystery of mighty mosasaurs, gigantic marine lizards that once roamed the ancient oceans.
It turns out that toxic oceans are to blame, at least in part, for an ancient mass extinction event that occurred over 200 million years ago, new research says.
Scientists may be able to bring back the long extinct woolly mammoth after pasting its DNA into the elephant's genetic code.
A bird species long thought to be extinct has now been rediscovered in Myanmar, and it seems to be alive and well, according to new research.
Australia's mammals are going extinct at an alarming rate, and voracious feral cats and foxes are to blame, according to new research.
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.
A snail officially declared extinct seven years ago has apparently resurfaced, to the joy of conservationists everywhere.