British wildlife

Swallowtail feeding on thistles in Norfolk
Entomologist and BBC Wildlife contributor Richard Jones explains why this beautiful butterfly is only found in Norfolk.
Discover the amazing wildlife and nature events happening around the UK this month!
The estimated total of the global wild population of mountain gorillas now stands at 1,004.
The escape of a lynx from a zoo in west Wales last year revealed huge divisions over our attitudes to large carnivores. Did Lillith spoil the case for bringing predators back to the UK or shown we are finally ready to deal with them, asks James Fair.  
A chequred skipper butterfly, photographed in Scotland
Extinct butterfly flies in England again after more than 40 years. 
Northern colletes
Buglife has launched a national poll to choose a bug for each nation.
Small tortoiseshell butterfly
BBC Wildlife contributer Richard Jones explains this aggressive butterfly behaviour.
A female seal trapped by boulders has returned to the wild.
Female beaver
New research reveals the impact of beavers on their local environment.
Hydrotherapy helps a hedgehog to recover.
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