Rare animals

It’s one of the the UK’s most famous landmarks, and now Stonehenge has been recreated – by a spider. Entomologist Phil Torres has captured unbelievable footage of a spider spinning an intricate...

A cute miniature deer feared to have gone extinct has been rediscovered in Southeast Asia. The chevrotain, also known as the mouse-deer, is about the size of a domestic cat and dates back to the Stone...

This is the bizarre moment a huge black ‘ monster worm ’ squirming along the pavement is revealed to actually be a writhing mass of hundreds of insects behaving as one. Stunned Tori Silveira, 23,...

A giant squid has been captured on film for the first time ever in US waters. Scientists captured the footage of the giant squid, emerging from the pitch black depths of the Gulf of Mexico, about 100 miles...

An 85-year-old inspired by Rudyard Kipling has had her first academic paper published explaining why the iconic zebra has stripes. And she discovered that they help to keep the animal cool in the hot sun. At...

In what has to be one of the strangest studies so far this year, scientists have revealed that millipedes ’ genitals glow under UV light. Researchers from the Field Museum discovered the bizarre adaptation...

A family walking out for a walk in Dartmoor were in for a shock when they came across a dead toad that had been turned inside out. Jan Freedman, curator of natural history at The Box, came across the...

They’re one of the distinctive creatures of all time, and now woolly mammoths could be brought back to life. Researchers claim they’ve taken a ‘significant step’ towards bringing the huge animals...

It’s the biggest crab species in the world, and now a Japanese spider crab has been caught on camera shedding its entire shell. Scientists at SeaWorld San Diego captured the incredible footage, which...

It’s one of the rarest shark species in the world, but angel sharks have been spotted alive and well off the coast of Wales. Fishermen have reported seeing the mysterious animal off Cardigan Bay, in...

Scientists have discovered a ‘ volcanic lost world’ off the coast of Tasmania, which is teeming with marine life . The lost world was discovered about 400km east of Tasmania, by researchers from...

The man who captured this image of a creature near his home at night reckons it is the first photo of the Beast of Cumbria. Roy Jackson is convinced it is the big cat that numerous people have reported...

This is the incredible but bizarre moment a small, plucky bird got a piggyback ride from a giant eagle with a five-foot-wingspan. One-in-a-million photos from Taiwan caught the tiny bird landing on the...

Bird-eating Tarantulas which grow to the size of dinner plates could be on the loose in a village. The Brazilian spiders are thought to have fled when a car hit their containers which had been left in...

At least one in five British mammals is at high risk of extinction in the face of threats such as disease and loss of their natural habitat, a study has found. Red squirrels, wildcats and grey long-eared...

A mushroom hunter is Minnesota was in for a surprise when he discovered a two-headed deer on the forest floor. The conjoined twin fawns, which were sadly stillborn, are believed to be the first ones...