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Birds migrating earlier as temperatures rise

Image copyright Markus Vareavuo/naturepl.com Image caption Species that migrate huge distances – such as the swallow were included in the research Migrating birds...

Rare giraffe born on Boxing Day

A rare giraffe was born at Chester Zoo on Boxing Day – found by staff when they arrived in the morning. The Rothschild giraffe is said to be one of the most...

Baby gorilla moves in with new mother at Bristol Zoo

A hand-reared baby gorilla which was born 10 months ago has moved in with a surrogate mother. Afia, a Western lowland gorilla, was left fighting for her life after being...

Cheetahs heading for extinction, study says

Urgent action is needed to stop the cheetah – the world’s fastest land animal – becoming extinct, scientists say. A study published by the National...

Madagascar’s wide-eyed wanderers

Threatened by habitat loss and hunting, Madagascar’s lemurs, a critically endangered species, are finding refuge in a private sanctuary. Video producer: Roderick...

Bumblebee numbers hit by ‘unsettled decade’

Image caption The number of bumblebees in parts of Somerset dropped by 85% Bumblebees and butterflies have seen their numbers plummet after another year of unsettled...

Vera Rubin, pioneering astronomer, dies at 88

Image caption Rubin discovered that the stars at the edges of galaxies moved faster than expected Astronomer Vera Rubin, whose pioneering work on galaxy rotation rates...

Ash tree genome sequenced for first time

Image caption The issue of biosecurity is set to become increasingly important to prevent alien invasive pathogens entering the UK habitat The genome of the common ash...

Cheetahs heading towards extinction as population crashes

Image copyright ZSL Image caption Protected parks and reserves for cheetahs are not sufficient as the animal ranges far beyond these areas The sleek, speedy cheetah is...

Baby orangutans rescued from Thai taxi

22 December 2016 Last updated at 18:54 GMT Two baby orangutans have been rescued from the back of a taxi in Thailand.