animal species

  • Wanted: Spotted skunks doing handstands

    Researchers call for skunk specimens with an arresting poster, and discover new species.

    These posters don’t show wanted criminals. They call for the capture of handstanding spotted skunks – and it’s all in...

    Animals September 1, 2021
  • Putting a price on undiscovered Australian species

    The mission to map Australia’s biodiversity will bring big economic benefits.

    What’s the monetary value of our wildlife? Pretty high, according to Deloitte Access Economics, which has just releas...

    Animals June 2, 2021
  • NatureWrap: New to the tree of life

    Plus two clever birds and tips on hibernating.

    Pictured above is Hippocampus nalu, Africa's first and only-known pygmy seahorse and one of 213 newly described plant...

    Animals December 12, 2020
  • Europe the hotspot for alien species

    Study predicts a 36% increase globally by 2050.

    The number of alien species, particularly insects, arthropods and birds, is likely to increase by 36% globally by the...

    Earth October 2, 2020
  • Dolphins form “boybands”

    Coordinating vocalisations to woo fertile females.

    Boybands are synonymous with woo-ing women with love songs. From N*Sync to Backstreet Boys, even BTS, the harmonies, ...

    Animals April 3, 2020
  • Female swamp wallabies are always pregnant

    They’re probably pregnant for their entire adult life.

    Pregnancy is tough and giving birth is even tougher. Then there’s giving birth while pregnant - it sounds horrible. ...

    Animals March 11, 2020
  • One million species on brink of extinction

    Life on Earth is declining at a rate unrivalled.

    The assessment by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has fo...

    ASC Edits May 10, 2019