A snowy owl is among the isles' rare visiting species.It was almost 20 years since birds on Boreray and Soay had been surveyed.
The hedgehog, named Stephen, was inside the van when it was taken from Albion Place in Leeds on Saturday morning.After that he'll just die.
Delegates from more than 180 countries are gathering for the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites).The Cites meeting, held every three years, will discuss a record 56 proposals submitted by governments to the Conference of the Parties, known as COP18.
Goannas can grow up to two metres (6.The man, in his 70s, was said to have sustained significant injuries and was airlifted to hospital after the incident in north-eastern Queensland.
Tourists see them and think they're so cute.And they are cute but they're also a pest," she explains.
Cave bear skull from the Natural History Museum in Belgrade, Serbia
The arrival of human ancestors in Europe some 40,000 years ago coincided with the downfall of the cave bear, scientists have revealed.The cave bear fed largely on vegetation instead of meat.
The fire started at about 12:00 BST on Sunday near Long Road in Comberton near Cambridge.Cambridgeshire Police arrested four people at a nearby pub and seized five dogs as they were not microchipped.
The four-month grouse shooting season begins on Monday - the Glorious Twelfth - and sees shooters head to moors in Scotland and northern England.The government said protecting the rare moorland environment and also hen harriers, a critically endangered bird of prey, were priorities.
A Japanese convenience store chain has apologised after a video of rats scampering around one of its branches emerged.A video circulated on social media on Monday appears to show as many as six rodents scurrying through a store, near sushi displays and down aisles.
Amelia Borrelli said the animal plunged its horn into her thigh near her home in the New Forest, narrowly missing two arteries and ripping her jeans down to the ankle.She spent a week in hospital recovering from the "very deep" wound.
Officials say those with gore injuries are two US citizens, aged 23 and 46, and a Spaniard.Two others were taken to hospital with head injuries and a total of 48 others were treated by the Red Cross.
And the co-founder of the organisation that put them there thinks they're almost definitely still alive.The water bears had been dehydrated to place them in suspended animation and then encased in artificial amber.
The secret to protecting your seaside chips from scavenging seagulls is to stare at them, scientists have said.The birds are more likely to steal food when they can avoid the gaze of their victims, according to a new study.
The baby seal was found with multiple wounds, including internal injuries, on Sea Palling beach on the Norfolk coast on Friday.The pup, thought to be six to eight weeks old, was put down because its injuries were so severe.
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Scientists have captured basking sharks in the Inner Hebrides using the UK's first autonomous "SharkCam".Large groups of basing sharks gather in the Sea of the Hebrides from May to October to feed on plankton.
Jez Wood monitors numbers of migrating eels in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex and said the fish are finding it harder to negotiate waterways.The agency said global eel numbers were down 95% in the last 40 years and are not improving as hoped.
Herbert managed to escape from his home and stroll for three miles before being found by a member of the public in Bovingdon.Hertfordshire Police said he was "spotted plodding across the road and rescued by the plod".