Officials are warning anyone who comes into contact with the species to kill it immediately.
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A giant salamander that once lived in the London Zoo and was later on display at the Natural History Museum represents a new species that may be the world's largest amphibian.
A new study published in the journal PLOS One concludes grey squirrels use the sounds of nearby birds to infer the absence of predators.
An orphaned baby dugong that attained celebrity status in Thailand has died with plastic waste lining its stomach, prompting a surge of mourning on the internet.
A "monster penguin" which stood as tall as a human has been identified by scientists in New Zealand.
About 19 million years ago, the world's largest parrot lived in New Zealand and used its massive beak to crack open food, according to a new study.
Sharks are known to stalk and sniff out prey before they attack. But all this newly discovered shark species has to do is glow in the dark, and the prey comes to them.
A new study of fossil teeth suggests that like modern humans, they breastfed their babies for up to a year after they were born.
Scientists in Switzerland have discovered a new species of dinosaur after unearthing a well-preserved skeleton from the late Triassic period.