The oldest fossil of a previously unknown ancient leopard species, found in Tibet, is shaking the pantherine evolutionary tree, suggesting that big cats arose in Asia, not Africa, according to a new study.
Winners from the Zoological Society of London's Animal Photography Prize 2013. Can the world ever have too many beautifully composed photographs of wildlife? Only correct answer: never ever. So without
Picture this: two men with heavy backpacks, clambering up a mountainside in the middle of August in the Inca area of Majorca, 35km north-east of Palma. Neither tourists, nor hunters, they are actually
Gene map of endangered Amur tiger seen as aid to preserving big cats in the wild. The first sequenced tiger genome shows that big cats evolved to kill. Genes for strong muscle fibers and for meat-eating
A five-winged dinosaur model in a wind tunnel helps scientists understand the origins of flight. The 3-foot-long Microraptor, one of the smallest dinosaurs in the fossil record, had feathers on its arms,