Wild Birds Remember a Novel Task for Nearly Two Years
Wild Birds Remember a Novel Task for Nearly Two Years
A population of North Island robins in a New Zealand sanctuary provides a unique system for investigating the memory skills of birds in the wild.
Wild Birds Remember a Novel Task for Nearly Two Years
Wild Birds Remember a Novel Task for Nearly Two Years

A population of North Island robins in a New Zealand sanctuary provides a unique system for investigating the memory skills of birds in the wild.

A population of North Island robins in a New Zealand sanctuary provides a unique system for investigating the memory skills of birds in the wild.

wildlife biology
Image of the Day: Bobcat Sighting
Image of the Day: Bobcat Sighting
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 29, 2019
A camera trap snaps a photo of a wild bobcat in a location new to scientists studying the animals’ geographical range in Ohio.
Cities Can Serve as Cauldrons of Evolution
Cities Can Serve as Cauldrons of Evolution
Catherine Offord | Dec 31, 2018
From changes in gene flow to adaptation, the effects of urbanization are shaping the evolutionary trajectories of plants and animals.
Wildlife Populations Have Shrunk by 60 Percent Since 1970
Wildlife Populations Have Shrunk by 60 Percent Since 1970
Kerry Grens | Oct 30, 2018
A new report finds the decline in vertebrate abundance over the past four decades is most severe in South and Central America.
Infographic: Choosing the Right Umbrella
Infographic: Choosing the Right Umbrella
Amy Lewis | Jul 31, 2018
Researchers must consider the entire ecosystem when planning conservation strategies.
Newly Described Salamander Species Nearly Extinct
Newly Described Salamander Species Nearly Extinct
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 21, 2018
The Chinese giant salamander is not one but five different species.
Image of the Day: Hammerhead
Image of the Day: Hammerhead
The Scientist Staff | May 21, 2018
This hammer-headed fruit bat is wearing a GPS tracker deployed by researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society.
The Breeds of Guard Dogs that Best Protect Livestock: Study
The Breeds of Guard Dogs that Best Protect Livestock: Study
Jim Daley | Mar 12, 2018
Preliminary results from a USDA study reveal that imported guard dogs outperform those traditionally used in the U.S. to fend off wolves and coyotes.
Science Behind Hunting Quotas Unavailable: Study
Science Behind Hunting Quotas Unavailable: Study
Ruth Williams | Mar 7, 2018
A large-scale survey of wild game regulations in North America finds science-based policies lacking, and poor transparency on the part of agencies may contribute.  
Social Dominance Comes At a Cost
Social Dominance Comes At a Cost
Richard Kemeny | Mar 5, 2018
Dominant male mammals are particularly at risk of infection by parasites.