Facts about the narwhal and its extraordinary tusk.
Who's a good boy? We have the answer.
Become a bat person with this bountiful collection of bat facts.
Baobabs have a striking appearance and are of huge importance to local people.
True facts about a real-life monster.
Grass is as fundamental to our survival as the air we breathe and the water we drink.
Here are some incredible things you might not know about the masters of disguise.
Their tireless work for Father Christmas isn’t the only reason to love reindeer.
Ten tough facts about the sci-fi heroes of the natural world.
How the beloved creature of the African plains became a worldwide sensation.
From the rhinoceros roach to robo-roach, read our 10 facts about cockroaches.
From global domination to paint production, read our beetle facts.
From cheap eats to posh nosh: the seafood that floated to the top
The albatross is an effortless glider. Its huge wings can keep it aloft for days.
Flies and maggots might trigger disgust but they are also very useful.
From coffee to wedding anniversaries, read our facts about the nation's favourite tree.
How our perception of whales has been transformed in less than a generation.
Eleven things you should know about parrots.
From Satan to forensic science - read our facts about blackberries and brambles.
How human fleas, pulling miniature machinery, became an international phenomenon.
From Arnie to Robert Redford, nine of strangest beetles to be named after celebrities.
Chicks due any minute? Looking for your ideal nest? Don’t brood, browse!
From cannibalism to egg swallowing - 11 facts about snakes.
How to dodge creatures and difficult questions when armed with a bucket and net.
We think of them as prehistoric giants but many dinosaurs were quite modest in size.
From flutes to fossils - 13 facts about mammoths.
The Natural History Heroes who inspired today's experts.
From close encounters to Venus flytraps - 12 facts about meteorites.
Some had 15cm-long teeth while others had brains the size of walnuts.
How some of your fears of the natural world might be entirely reasonable.
From tiny polyps to massive reefs - 10 things to learn about corals.
Nine facts about screaming roots, poisonous infusions and flying witches.
Forensic botany can be a useful tool in investigating violent crime.
Everything you need to know about burbots (including Shamanic cults).
Our relationship with bears has evolved but remains strong. What’s the appeal of bears?
Egg thefts and broken teeth. Birdnesting is Britain’s natural history secret.
From Trafalgar Square to the stars of the zodiac - 11 things to learn about lions.
How to decode floriography, the language of flowers.
Dinosaur myths, misconceptions and mysteries.
Yes, they really do have beaks and doughnut-shaped brains.
From milk theft to bomb detection, read our facts about butterflies!
Everything you need to know about sharks.
10 reasons why Spielberg’s 1975 classic was so frightening.
Fascinating facts about the animals most like us.