One of the biggest factors is 'cuteness': physical characteristics that elicit our parental instincts because they remind us of human infants, an emeritus professor says.
A rainforest habitat with a maze of footpaths winding through lush vegetation, bridges over koi ponds, waterfalls, gazebos and turtle ponds.
Goats can distinguish smiling human faces from frowning ones on photos, and actively seek out snapshots of happier individuals, a study said Wednesday.
Denny was an inter-species love child.
Conservationists have had to do everything in their power to prevent animal species from going extinct.
Construction, development, and urbanisation have threatened the protected status of nature preserves.
Seventy-six percent of freshwater species endemic to East Africa's Lake Victoria basin face the threat of extinction.
The area covered by the expedition included a long stretch of the Indian Ocean off Java's southern coast, as well as the Sunda Strait.
Prague zoo said Tuesday that its small flock of critically endangered Javan green magpies was growing, thanks in part to a special new feeding technique using a puppet.
The Hyloscirtus japreria lives in the mountains of Venezuela and Colombia at altitudes above 1,000 metres.
Due to beliefs that certain animal body parts have medicinal value, these animals are being pushed closer to extinction.
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), which published a major assessment on the health of the world's species Friday, is an independent body created by more than 100 countries in 2012.
Bird populations across an eerily quiet French countryside have collapsed, on average, by a third over the last decade-and-a-half, alarmed researchers reported on Tuesday.
Ever since its creation in 2012, the IPBES has been at the forefront of protection of global biodiversity.
Starting Saturday, a comprehensive, global appraisal of the damage, and what can be done to reverse it, will be conducted in Colombia.
WWF conservation group says global biodiversity will suffer terribly over the next century unless" we do everything we can."
Nearly a fifth of Europe's wood beetle species face extinction because the old, decaying trees they depend on have been cleared from forests, scientists warned Monday.
Shipments of protected African species including tortoises, pythons and parrots to Asia have soared since 2006 as demand grows in the Far East for exotic pets, meats and other animal products, a new study warned Tuesday.
Semporna tourism council wants urgent meeting with all stakeholders to ensure any killing of rays and sharks is done away from tourists.
"Vampire bats have an 'extreme' diet, in the sense that it requires many adaptations in the organism."
A shark protection association official says foreigners pay up to RM4,000 for a diving trip to see creatures such as manta rays underwater but today they saw fishermen slaughter them onshore.
Eagles are heading down the road to extinction in Albania - a sobering fact, considering that the eagle is the country's national symbol.
Malaysia’s last female Sumatran rhino still bleeds from her uterus but is taking a lot of water and supplements, says official.
The four cultures include those from Puntung, the female Sumatran rhino euthanised in June in Sabah.
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