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Male chaffinch perched on a fence post

Chaffinches are anything but chuffed as leg lesions are found to peak during winter season

Killer whale underwater

In what is being called a ‘killer whale apocalypse’, populations could be halved in just 30 years.

Elephant bird Wide

Madagascar’s giant elephant birds receive bone-afide rethink as ZSL names the species.

A fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra)

A fungus deadly to salamanders and newts has been found to be widespread in the European private amphibian trade – with the infection being...

Piero Visconti receives his award

Congratulations are due to Dr Piero Visconti, Research Fellow at ZSL’s Institute of Zoology and University College London’s Centre for...

Dr Pat Wright and Dr James Hansford pose with the bones

Analysis of bones, from what was once the world’s largest bird, has revealed that humans arrived on the tropical island of Madagascar more than 6,...

Sperm whale stranded at Skegness

An international investigation into the strandings of thirty sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) in the southern North Sea in 2016 has concluded...

Cheetahs in Uganda

THE RATE at which our planet is warming has been found to be a critical factor in explaining the decline of bird and mammal species, reveals new...

Xian gibbon skull

Discovery of bones in a burial pit reveals the magnitude of human-caused extinction of primates

Hainan gibbon female with infant. (c) Jessica Bryant

Gibbon study showcases importance of ‘traditional ecological knowledge’