Alligator snapping turtle is believed to be exotic pet released into wild in Bavaria
Who knew that a survey of Europe's fridges would be so fascinating? As well as shedding light on our eating habits, it also revealed the inedible things we stash in there. Medicines, nail varnish, batteries, sun lotion and glue were items that those surveyed admitted to having in their doors and drawers.
Sailing festival is gets underway with strong breezes catching many out
Jairo Mora Sandoval, 26, died just weeks after posting a Facebook plea for police help with turtle-egg thieves
I can't imagine a less comfortable way of sleeping than pressed up against another person's big, sweaty body with my left arm wedged under their shoulder
Spanish solo sailor Javier Sanso was in his liferaft and waiting to be rescued hundreds of miles south-east of the Azores after his yacht Acciona capsized in the in the Vendée Globe round the world race. He had taken to his liferaft mid-morning on Sunday.
A family in Brazil have expressed their joy at finding their pet tortoise, Manuela, more than thirty years after she went missing.
Amit Drori’s Savanna looks like a mechanical Eden. Enchanting robot creatures nose the air and investigate the stage: a trundling tortoise, a springbok made of springs. There are “ohhhs” of wonder and delight as each new animal emerges.
Who's the coolest member of the Coalition? Jazz fan Ken Clarke? Mick Jones's cousin Grant Shapps? The competition, with respect to Danny Alexander and Oliver Letwin, isn't too fierce.
The young Tigress of swimming was almost in repose here last night. Ye Shiwen lowered the Olympic record, the one she had set a few hours earlier, by a mere one and a half seconds. If you didn't know better, you might have guessed someone had suggested she didn't draw too much attention to herself.
It may be a curlew or a kakapo. It may be the baiji, or a bat. But no one knows for sure, now, what is the rarest creature on the planet.
The giant tortoise's demise means his kind are extinct. Michael McCarthy pays tribute and asks which species is next
A species of giant tortoise that disappeared after being heavily hunted in the Galapagos more than a century ago may still be living on an island 200 miles away, a study has found.
A scientific research project in Western Australia offers the chance to explore the coastline by day and track turtles at night.
Where are you now and what can you see? I'm in Hyde Park, in London, and I can see the Serpentine Gallery. I got here [Britain] two days ago and the fact that I know where I am is amazing.
Hundreds of shards reveal the threat to wildlife from debris floating in our seas