March 16, 2013 It looks part shrew, part squirrel, part fox and part rat. But this animal is an act of edited, elegant imagination. And it needs a name. So we're turning to you.
March 14, 2013 The orange-and-black butterflies that winter in massive numbers in central Mexico each year have declined precipitously since a census count began 20 years ago.
March 12, 2013 The tiny, speckled eggs of Japanese quail should be easy targets for hungry predators. But these quail have a survival advantage — each goes out of her way, research suggests, to choose a nesting location that best matches the particular color pattern of her eggs.
March 11, 2013 The CITES convention agrees in principle to limit the trade in five types of shark and two types of manta ray in a crackdown on the trade in shark meat and fins.
March 8, 2013 Most animals leave their home turf when they reach adulthood to avoid competing with relatives. But here's an exception: More than three decades of dogged research shows that prairie dogs are more likely to disperse when all of their family members are gone.
March 8, 2013 Dianna Hanson was apparently surprised by the big cat as she was cleaning an enclosure and talking on her cellphone to a co-worker.
March 6, 2013 Forest elephants in central Africa are being slaughtered in record numbers for their ivory tusks, a decade-long study finds. The U.S. government and wildlife advocacy groups are struggling to slow the killings as poaching is overcoming laws and treaties intended to protect the species.