Mar 21, 2013 10:03 EDT
Environmental group Sea Shepherd has filed a suit against the crew of Japanese whaling ship Nisshin Maru alleging piracy and attempted manslaughter after they clashed in the Antarctic Ocean in February, their lawyers said on Thursday.
Mar 17, 2013 00:18 EDT
Claudine Andre, a 67-year-old Belgian living in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has spent the last 20 years dedicated to the protection of the bonobo, an extraordinary species of ape threatened by trafficking and poachers.
Mar 15, 2013 03:46 EDT
A Tokyo zoo put its pandas back on display on Friday after keepers decided mating season was over, with wellwishers hoping their two attempts would bear fruit.
Mar 13, 2013 13:28 EDT
Injected with a fluorescent protein to make them glow bright red, laboratory mice are helping Czech scientists better understand the causes behind intestinal cancers and skin diseases while leaving the rodents unscathed.
Mar 13, 2013 12:13 EDT
Poisonous frogs, long-necked turtles, bears and chimpanzees may not be everyone's idea of an animal companion, but experts warn that demand for exotic pets is pushing some species closer to extinction.
Mar 13, 2013 07:44 EDT
Countries making large seizures of illegal ivory will be required to conduct DNA tests to determine their origin under new anti-trafficking measures adopted on Wednesday.
Mar 13, 2013 05:46 EDT
A Sumatran tiger has killed a cocoa farmer in Indonesia, villagers claimed Wednesday, in the latest apparent attack by the rare wild cat as its habitat is rapidly cleared for plantations.
Mar 12, 2013 22:25 EDT
He is performing handstands and eating constantly, and she is spraying her home with alluring scents -- all the signs point to mating season for Britain's giant pandas.
Mar 12, 2013 21:38 EDT
He is performing handstands and eating constantly, and she is spraying her home with alluring scents -- all the signs point to mating season for Scotland's giant pandas.
Mar 12, 2013 13:44 EDT
Vietnam was on Tuesday urged to do more to fight the illegal trade in rhino horn, which is highly prized in the Southeast Asian nation for its supposed medicinal qualities.
Mar 12, 2013 09:54 EDT
A mating pair of pandas have wasted no time in getting intimate, a Japanese zoo said Tuesday, coupling on their first evening together and then again the next morning.
Mar 11, 2013 22:56 EDT
Australian scientists on Tuesday hailed a breakthrough discovery in the hunt for a vaccine against a savage facial tumour disease threatening the endangered Tasmanian devil with extinction.
Mar 08, 2013 09:49 EST
Zimbabwe wildlife authorities on Friday said rangers killed three lions that attacked and killed two people this week in a resort town.
Mar 08, 2013 05:44 EST
South Africa's white rhino population will begin to decline by 2016 if the current rate of poaching continues, authorities warned on Friday, following the killing of scores of the creatures this year.
Mar 07, 2013 08:44 EST
Half of Britain's deer population needs to be culled each year in order to preserve woodlands and birdlife, according to a scientific study published Thursday.
Mar 07, 2013 08:32 EST
A pair of pandas in the mood for mating were being given a bit of space on Thursday, with Japanese zookeepers hoping they would have more success if the public was kept away.
Mar 07, 2013 05:33 EST
A ban on the international trade of the Tasmanian tiger, the buff-nosed kangaroo rat and the pig-footed bandicoot was lifted Thursday -- because the species have been extinct for decades.
Mar 07, 2013 04:46 EST
Half of the country's deer population needs to be culled to preserve woodlands and birdlife, said a scientific study published on Thursday.
Mar 07, 2013 01:57 EST
Half of the Britain's deer population needs to be culled to preserve woodlands and birdlife, said a scientific study published on Thursday.
Mar 07, 2013 00:47 EST
Australia's desert-dwelling bilby is under threat after floods destroyed a predator fence which allowed feral cats to kill 150 of the newborn marsupials, conservationists said Thursday.
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Fossil range: Late Triassic – Recent, 220–0 Ma
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