There are 356 species of turtles, 61 percent of which are already threatened or extinct. Unfortunately, turtles' disappearance from the ecosystem could have very sobering consequences all over the world.
Researchers found that the killer skin fungus wiping out entire species of amphibians originated from East Asia in the 1950s. Then, with trade and other human activities, it spread further across the world and triggered an alarming global epidemic.
An extinction-level asteroid impact, one-third the size of the one that killed the dinosaur, may have caused the extinction of 35 species of animals and the obliteration of the Clovis Native American civilization.
Researchers have found three new species of miniature salamanders from the mountain forests of Oaxaca, Mexico.
According to the researchers who discovered it, the specimen is so bizarre that they cannot pinpoint how they should classify it.
Amateur conservationists from China have reported spotting the extinct Yangtze river dolphin (Lipotes vexillifer) in a stretch of the Yangtze river in China. With this claim, could the creature be back from extinction?
The Western Australia dibbler was thought to be extinct. However, after nearly 20 years of the repopulation program, Perth Zoo celebrated the birth of the 1000th baby dibbler named Miles.
Endangered species and extinct animals have always made man curious, especially the dinosaurs. Thanks to new techniques and more advanced technologies, it is possible to keep exploring more and more about animals from past centuries and what they can tell us about the world and its history.
Three new species of mouse lemurs have been recently described by scientists. These newly discovered species live in South and East of Madagascar.
An extinct kangaroo ancestor wasn't able to bounce like its modern relatives, but they were able to easily adapt to environmental change and out-live their fanged cousins. Fossils of these creatures were recently unearthed in Australia by researchers from the University of Queensland.
Ancient animals known as glyptodonts, equipped with a massive shell and a club-like tail, are exactly what they look like: Giant Armadillos. While this has been the animals' nickname for a while, researchers were only recently able to prove they were in fact very closely related to modern armadillos.
Prehistoric claw marks found inside Australia's Tight Entrance cave reveal a bit more about the continent's extinct predator, the marsupial lion. It turns out the animals were agile hunters that reared their young inside the cave.
With years of selective breeding, scientists in South Africa have revived an extinct sub-species of zebra, known as the quagga.