Read more about the article Oldest Live Birth Of Snake Dating Back 47 Million Years Discovered
Image shows the Messel boa (Messelophis variatus) which is the world's first fossil record of a viviparous snake, undated photo. It was discovered by an Argentine-German research team. (Senckenberg/Newsflash)

Oldest Live Birth Of Snake Dating Back 47 Million Years Discovered

A team of scientists has discovered what they say is the first evidence in the world – dating back 47 million years – of a snake giving birth to its young. Most reptiles are oviparous, which means that they are hatched from fertilised eggs. But other reptiles are viviparous, which…

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Read more about the article Two New Deadly Snakes Species Found
Image shows the newly discovered Bothrocophias myrringae sp. nov., that lives in isolated, nearly inaccessible rain forests in South America. It was discovered by a South American team of scientists in October 2022. (Juan Pablo Hurtado-Gomez/Newsflash)

Two New Deadly Snakes Species Found

Two new species of deadly venomous snake have been discovered in Colombia by a team of international scientists. They have been named as Bothrocophias myrringae and Bothrocophias tulitoi, two new types of toadheaded pitviper. The snakes' venom is said to be so powerful it can kill a man. Newsflash obtained…

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Read more about the article The 99-Million-Year-Old Snail Which Used Hairs To Make It Sexy
Image shows the hairy snail, undated photo. It was discovered in a 99-million-year-old amber: Archaeocyclotus brevivillosus sp. nov by scientists in Germany in October 2022. (Senckenberg/Newsflash)

The 99-Million-Year-Old Snail Which Used Hairs To Make It Sexy

Scientists have discovered a tiny ancient snail that could have used hairs sprouting out of its shell to help it find mates. The creature was found in a 99 million-year-old piece of amber studied by the Senckenberg Society for Nature Research in Frankfurt, Germany. They found the snail's shell was…

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Read more about the article 20 Per Cent Of Animal Species Face Extinction
Image shows a Vietnamese sika deer at the Vienna Zoo, Austria, undated photo. The IUCN reported that about 20 per cent of all animal species that they recorded are threatened with extinction as of October 2022. (Daniel Zupanc/Newsflash)

20 Per Cent Of Animal Species Face Extinction

Wildlife experts have used Halloween pumpkins to reveal the real-life horror of animal extinction. New figures show that 20 per cent of all animal species are under threat of dying out, says International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). https://youtu.be/DUajFpWClG8 Tiergarten Schonbrunn/Newsflash Working with Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo in Austria, they…

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Read more about the article Over 140 NGOs Demand Strong Laws To Stop Deforestation And Destruction Of Nature
Image shows a mountain forest, in the background the Gosaukamm mountain chain, Austria, undated photo. Over 140 NGOs called for an ambitious EU law to stop the global deforestation and destruction of nature for which Europe is responsible. (OBf archive, Uwe Grinzinger/Newsflash)

Over 140 NGOs Demand Strong Laws To Stop Deforestation And Destruction Of Nature

Over 140 NGOs have demanded EU politicians come up with strong laws to stop deforestation and the destruction of nature. They said the law is needed urgently and they want "soy, oil palm, beef, timber and coffee, corn, natural rubber, pigs, sheep, goats and poultry" to be listed in the…

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Read more about the article New Monkey Species Discovered In Peruvian Nature Reserve In Amazon
Picture shows Mono Tocon de Aquino (Cheracebus aquinoi) monkey, undated. The new species of primate was discovered in the Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve, in Peru. (Fanny M. Cornejo, Yunkawasi/Newsflash)

New Monkey Species Discovered In Peruvian Nature Reserve In Amazon

Researchers have discovered a new species of titi monkey in a Peruvian nature reserve in the Amazon. The species was named the Aquino stump-tailed monkey (Cheracebus aquinoi) in honour of Rolando Aquino, a prestigious Peruvian primatologist and professor at the National University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru. It was…

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Read more about the article Newborn Jaguars Snuggle Up To Mum In Adorable New Clips
Picture shows the mother Mbarete with the two cubs born in El Impenetrable del Chaco National Park, in Argentina, undated. The jaguars, (Panthera onca) were born in semi-captivity, and will be transferred with their mother to the Ibera National Park, in Argentina, where they will be released to increase the genetic diversity of that population. (Rewilding Argentina/Newsflash)

Newborn Jaguars Snuggle Up To Mum In Adorable New Clips

In a series of cute videos, two newborn jaguar cubs frolic and play after nuzzling up to each other while suckling from their mother. Proud jaguar mum Mbarete can be seen giving her two adorable cubs a few wide-tongued licks after they were born in El Impenetrable National Park in…

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Read more about the article Amazing Sunset Lightning Storm Over Grand Canyon
Thunderstorms sweep over the Canyon in the afternoon, dispensing heavy rain and violent lighting, Grand Canyon, Arizona, undated. The lightning storm was at least 40 miles away. (NPS,Rader Lane/Newsflash)

Amazing Sunset Lightning Storm Over Grand Canyon

This extraordinary footage shows dozens of lightning strikes sweeping over the Grand Canyon as an unforgettable monsoon sunset spills over the horizon. This footage obtained by Newsflash from the National Park Service (NPS) offers a peek into one of nature's most unusual wonders: the sun setting while a thunderstorm moves…

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Read more about the article Tarni The Randy New Koala Wastes No Time Looking For A Date
Image shows koala Uki in his new plant paradise, undated photo. (Zoo Zurich, Maria Schmid/Newsflash)

Tarni The Randy New Koala Wastes No Time Looking For A Date

These images show a male koala joining other members of its species at a zoo in Switzerland that include a female, with the cute animal apparently wasting no time to call out to its potential mate Maisy. The randy koala can be seen being released into its new surroundings, before…

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Read more about the article Creepy Fungus Growth Turns Wasps Into Zombies
A zombie wasp grips a twig with the fungus sprouting from its physique in Fayette County, Alabama, U. S., in an undated photo. (@alabamawildlifeandfreshwaterfisheries/Newsflash)

Creepy Fungus Growth Turns Wasps Into Zombies

Possessed zombie wasps with fungus stalks coming out of their brains have been found by wildlife experts in the US. The parasitical fungus - which locks a victim's jaws around a twig -takes over the movements of the wasp until it has devoured them from the inside. A zombie wasp…

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