Breaking: Pigs like cuddles too
Pigs produce more oxytocin or 'love hormone' after positive interaction with a human, suggesting they feel emotions just like we do, a world-first study shows.
Some newborns hit the ground running – and why others don’t
Giraffes start running with the herd the same day they are born but humans can take a year or more just to start walking. The answer is economic.
The genetic backburn
A new study is proposing a radical method for limiting the spread of an invasive species, like cane toads or tramp ants: introducing more of them.
Kinecting with the orang-utans
Computer and gaming technology developed by researchers at University of Melbourne Zoos Victoria is about to let orang-utans take charge at Melbourne Zoo.
How do penguins find their mate in a sea of tuxedos?
They might look the same, but penguins use a variety of methods to find their families without too much fuss, even in a colony of tens of thousands.
Happy Father’s Day: Five best dads in the animal kingdom
For Father’s Day, we celebrate dads of all kinds. From cuckoos to seahorses, toads to beetles, these dads are the best.
How to train your dinosaur
Steven Spielberg's Jurassic World is a fun movie to watch, but the plot doesn't make a lot of sense - and it's scientifically implausible.
Meet the fish that hop, skip and jump
Here are six compelling reasons why fish think they are part-time acrobats - and not all of them revolve around the never-ending search for food