Is militarizing rangers really the best way to cut down on poaching? It's more complicated than you might imagine.
Some birds feed their young with "crop milk," while discus fish feed their fry with a special mucus. It may not seem as cute as nursing, but it works.
Is constructing a fence along the Denmark/Germany border really the best way to keep wild pigs away from domestic pigs?
Conservation efforts have led to increased crocodile populations in areas like the Philippines. It's great news for the crocs. Not so much for the people.
Some animals, when faced with predators, play dead instead of trying to escape. But for death-feigning to work, a lot of things have to go well.
When government wouldn't fund female fieldwork, Agnes Chase pulled together her own resources.
Gynandromorphy is an extremely rare condition in which an animal is half male and half female. It's most visible in birds and butterflies.
This shy, strange-looking, nocturnal mammal has been poached nearly to extinction.
Despite the twelve volume herbarium she created, this seventeenth-century scientist earned little recognition.
Recently, the health of the honey bees has been a topic of some concern. But many scientists think we should actually be worrying about wild bees instead.