How a long-lost fish species was brought back to Bendigo

The southern pygmy perch hadn't been seen in Bendigo Creek since the mid-19th-century goldrush, when a booming town sprang up around the central Victorian waterway. This attractive small fish, which displays bright colors ...

Why parrots sometimes adopt—or kill—each other's babies

Infanticide and adoption in the animal kingdom have long puzzled scientists. While both males and females of many species are known to kill the babies of their rivals to secure sexual or social advantage, other animals have ...

The surprising key to magpie intelligence: It's not genetic

If you've ever had the pleasure of encountering Australia's iconic magpies, you know these birds are intelligent creatures. With their striking black and white plumage, loud warbling voices and complex social behaviors, magpies ...

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