wildlife news

Chris Lowe reaches down to cut the rope
Volunteers free tangled cetacean from fishing gear off Devon.    
In-flight play behaviour where the birds hover in an updraft
The kea parrot’s ‘play call’ can put other kea in a playful mood, according to new research. 
An image of a 1.5cm-long cephalopod is a finalist in a science competition. 
Short-beaked common dolphin
Annual citizen science event sees its highest ever number of sightings.
Harem of sealions. NMFS ESA/MMPA Permit Number 18528 & IUCUC Number A/NW2013-2
Scientists studying a Steller sealion population in the Pacific Ocean are calling on members of the public to assist with their research. 
Gamo Highlands
As natural forests are lost, coffee and timber plantations could provide hope for Lepidoptera. 
Red-tailed bumblebee
Flower-rich habitats are crucial for the survival of bumblebee families. 
A hand-reared mangrove finch, released in 2016
Conservationists are feeling optimistic for a Critically Endangered species of one of “Darwin’s finches”. 
White-bearded gibbon
Two primate species work together to gang up on a clouded leopard. 
Still from video footage
New video shows three True’s beaked whales in deep coastal waters off the Azores.
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