Creatures were given snacks in exchange for having their details recorded by zoo keepers
State television showed images of the rocket blasting off and returning
Evolutionary biologists claim some animals may actually have superior cognitive abilities than tose possessed by humans
Experimenting on animals isn't just cruel - we're finally learning that it's not even as scientifically effective as once thought
The revelation about the Olympian's sexuality, delivered on YouTube to a fascinated world, says more about the age we live in than Tom Daley's love life
Fossilised dung left by megaherbivores 240-million years ago have been found clustered together
Once, stuffing a guinea pig for pleasure was considered mildly eccentric. Now, the craze has become so popular that even leading practitioners say it has got out of hand. Polly Morgan, who made taxidermy fashionable 10 years ago with her zany displays of birds, says she has become "uncomfortable with the direction taxidermy is taking", saying it is "ghoulish and macabre to stuff animals for kicks". She thinks that young people are "glorifying or sexualising" dead animals.
The Connecticut Supreme Court will decide whether horses in the state should be classified as a " naturally vicious species", in a court case that dates back to 2006.
Researchers noticed tamarin monkeys communicating with each other at a 'reduced amplitude' in the presence of zoo staff they disliked
Two men have been arrested for allegedly peddling the protected animal
71-year-old cosmologist had previously been less supportive of the right to die as 'there is always hope'
An animal baby boom prompted a move to answer an age-old dilemma: what are those monkeys doing?
US competition sees work from representatives of sanctuaries across the country go head to head in an online vote
Other contenders for the prize include the pubic louse and the pig-nosed turtle
Sheep are being transported for up to 18 hours in hot, cramped conditions from the North of England to France, a charity’s investigation into live animal exports has found.