57 Japanese monkeys killed due to 'invasive alien' genes

A Japanese zoo culled 57 of its 164 monkeys after finding they carried "invasive alien" genes, a local official said Wednesday.

Taipei, Beijing warn of bird flu outbreak

Taiwan raised its bird flu alert on Monday after the highly pathogenic virus strain killed more than 3,000 birds at a turkey farm in the west of the country, the government said.

Second woman in a week bitten by wild snake at Australian zoo

A second woman within a week has been bitten by a wild snake at a zoo in the Australian state of Queensland.

Third stolen pygmy marmoset found on vet's doorstep in Australia

A third missing pygmy marmoset monkey stolen from a Sydney wildlife park was recovering with its family Tuesday after being found safe and well inside a box on the doorstep of a vet overnight.

Giant pandas rebound off endangered list

Pandas are no longer endangered but remain “vulnerable”, according to the world's largest environmental decision-making forum.

Study: Greenland shark sets longevity record of at least 272 years

A North Atlantic shark species, the Greenland shark, is believed to be the longest-living vertebrate animal with a life span of at least 272 years