Read more about the article Court Halts GBP 17 Million Surf Park Over Endangered Skylarks Last Seen 5 Years Ago
Image shows a design of the surf park in Stade, Lower Saxony State, Germany, undated photo. The EUR 20 million (GBP 17 million) project was stopped because of four endangered skylarks. (Newsflash)

Court Halts GBP 17 Million Surf Park Over Endangered Skylarks Last Seen 5 Years Ago

A GBP 17 million surf park plan has been scrapped after judges in Germany said it would destroy the habitat of two nesting pairs of endangered Eurasian skylarks. Although the…

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Read more about the article Bug Boffins Find Missing Link Wasp In 100-Million-Year-Old Amber
Image shows the 100-million-year-old wasp, undated photo. It was preserved in a small piece of amber from Myanmar. (MDPI/Newsflash)

Bug Boffins Find Missing Link Wasp In 100-Million-Year-Old Amber

Bug experts in Germany and France have unearthed a missing link wasp species trapped in a piece of amber around 100 million years ago that was found in Myanmar. Entomologists…

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Read more about the article World’s Oldest Zoo Celebrates World Penguin Day With Arrival Of Adorable Northern Rockhopper Penguin Chick
Image shows the newborn Rockhopper penguin chick, undated photo. It hatched at Schoenbrunn Zoo, in Vienna, Austria, on March 31, 2024. (Daniel Zupanc/Newsflash)

World’s Oldest Zoo Celebrates World Penguin Day With Arrival Of Adorable Northern Rockhopper Penguin Chick

The world's oldest zoo has celebrated World Penguin Day with the arrival of an endangered northern rockhopper penguin chick. Visitors at the Schoenbrunn Zoo, located in Austria's capital Vienna, were…

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Read more about the article New Species Of Ancient Giant Turtle Named After Stephen King Character
Photo shows the visualization of the newly discovered giant tortoise, Peltocephalus maturin, undated. It was named after the giant tortoise Maturin, a fictional character by best-selling author Stephen King. (University of Tuebingen/Newsflash)

New Species Of Ancient Giant Turtle Named After Stephen King Character

A newly discovered species of ancient giant turtle has been named after Stephen King's fictional character Maturin, a giant turtle who created the universe. The remains of the huge prehistoric…

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Read more about the article Customs Detect Venomous Emperor Scorpion In Timber Shipment
Customs find a live African venomous scorpion during an on-site inspection of a batch of containerized logs in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, undated. The video was posted on Douyin the Chinese version of TikTok. (Customs/AsiaWire)

Customs Detect Venomous Emperor Scorpion In Timber Shipment

Customs seizing a venomous emperor scorpion from a shipment of containerised timber. Footage captured in the city of Suzhou, in China's eastern coastal province of Jiangsu. Depicted two customs officers…

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Read more about the article Adorable Clip Shows Critically Endangered Newborn Sumatran Tiger Cubs Cuddling Up With Mum
Picture shows Sumatran tiger couple Mayang and Jae Jae, undated. They have two cubs. (Tierpark Berlin/Newsflash)

Adorable Clip Shows Critically Endangered Newborn Sumatran Tiger Cubs Cuddling Up With Mum

Critically endangered newborn Sumatran tiger cubs cuddle up with their mum. The video shows one of the tigers feeding from its mother while she cleans it while the other tiger…

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Read more about the article Summer School Student Finds Bee Species Not Seen In The Area In More Than 65 Years
Picture shows a bee captured by a Canadian museum's summer school attendant that has been identified as a rare species - not seen in the province for almost 70 years, undated. Zoologist Dr Cory Sheffield from the Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM) in the city of Regina, Saskatchewan Province, said the discovered type was determined to be a Macropis Cuckoo Bee specimen. (Saskatchewan Government, NewsX/Bee)

Summer School Student Finds Bee Species Not Seen In The Area In More Than 65 Years

A bee captured by a Canadian museum's summer school attendant has been identified as a rare species that has not been seen in the province for almost 70 years. Zoologist…

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Read more about the article Flying Frogs Camouflage Themselves As Poo To Avoid Being Eaten By Predators Says Study
Image shows a young Wallace's flying frog, undated photo. A study from the University of Vienna, Austria, showed that the species camouflages as faeces to avoid being eaten by predators. (Daniel Zupanc/Newsflash)

Flying Frogs Camouflage Themselves As Poo To Avoid Being Eaten By Predators Says Study

New research by the world's oldest zoo has revealed that a species of flying frog disguises itself as poo in order to avoid being eaten by predators. The study, led…

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Read more about the article Fossil Of Previously Unknown Snake With Intact Trachea Found In Disused Quarry Earmarked As Dump
Image shows the newly discovered snake, undated photo. Researchers from Germany stated that it is only 41 centimetres (16 inches) long and probably belongs to the python family. (Senckenberg, Behr/Newsflash)

Fossil Of Previously Unknown Snake With Intact Trachea Found In Disused Quarry Earmarked As Dump

A fossil believed to be a previously unknown species of snake with a well-preserved trachea has been discovered at a disused quarry in Germany. The Messel Pit which is near…

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