Read more about the article UK Institution Donates Nearly 20,000-Bird Collection To Austrian Museum
Image shows the Eurasian hoopoe (Upupa epops), undated photo. The British Harrison Institute in Sevenoaks, England will donated 19,000 birds to the Natural History Museum Vienna in Austria on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. (Robbie Bright/Newsflash)

UK Institution Donates Nearly 20,000-Bird Collection To Austrian Museum

A British research and charity institution has donated its enormous bird specimen collection to one of the leading natural history museums of Central Europe. The Natural History Museum Vienna (NHM) has announced that it received the Harrison Institute Bird Collection - a Kent-based charity - consisting of 19,000 birds of…

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Read more about the article Boffins Discover New 20-Million-Year-Old Ant Species Encased In Amber
Image shows the extinct ant in the Hereon measuring station at DESY's X-ray light source PETRA III in an undated photo. A German research team from the University of Jena discovered a previously unknown extinct ant in 20 million-years-old amber. (Hammel, Laustroer/Newsflash)

Boffins Discover New 20-Million-Year-Old Ant Species Encased In Amber

Astonished scientists have discovered a previously unknown species of ant after scanning a 20-million-year-old block of amber. Researchers in Germany, France and Poland made the remarkable find after using micro-computed tomography to scan a block of amber from Africa dating to the early Miocene. The remarkably preserved specimen they found…

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Read more about the article Baffled Customs Officers Find Endangered Tortoise Skeleton In Its Shell Shipped From Switzerland As Home Decoration
The skeletonised tortoise listed by the IUCN as 'vulnerable' which was found by customs officers in the city of Augsburg in Germany. (Hauptzollamt Augsburg/Newsflash)

Baffled Customs Officers Find Endangered Tortoise Skeleton In Its Shell Shipped From Switzerland As Home Decoration

German customs officers have seized a protected tortoise skeleton along with its shell that was shipped from Switzerland to Germany as a home decoration. The officials at the Donauwoerth Customs Office located in the southern German state of Bavaria found the tortoise and its shell in a package on 19th…

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Read more about the article Brazilian Biologists Astounded To Find Extremely Rare Pregnant Albino Bat
The first time that the pregnant female of the Artibeus planirostris species is seen in nature, in Santa Terezinha, Brazil. (Leal/Newsflash)

Brazilian Biologists Astounded To Find Extremely Rare Pregnant Albino Bat

This picture shows the extremely rare pregnant albino bat that astounded Brazilian biologists. The specimen is the only pregnant flat-faced fruit-eating bat (Artibeus planirostris) that has ever been photographed in the wild. Only one such albino specimen from the same species had previously been sighted. The earlier specimen was another…

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Read more about the article Rescued Turtle Defecates Over 10 Different Types Of Plastic
A juvenile green turtle (Chelonia mydas), defecated more than 10 different types of plastics in San Clemente del Tuyu in Argentina in December 2021. (Fundacion Mundo Marino/Newsflash)

Rescued Turtle Defecates Over 10 Different Types Of Plastic

A turtle rescued from a fishing net has defecated over 10 different types of plastic. The juvenile green sea turtle was taken to the rescue and rehabilitation centre of the Mundo Marino Foundation in the coastal town of San Clemente del Tuyu in the Argentinian province of Buenos Aires. The…

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Read more about the article 118 Stone T-Rex Set To Return Home After 66 Million Years
The skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex around eleven meters long and four meters high that was built in Upper Bavaria. (@dinopark.bayern/Newsflash)

118 Stone T-Rex Set To Return Home After 66 Million Years

A T-rex that once roamed North America is set to return home after a US millionaire paid German palaeontologists to put it back together for him like a giant jigsaw puzzle. The dinosaur experts in Upper Bavaria have spent months piecing together the 11-metre- (36-foot-) long, four-metre- (13-foot-) tall specimen.…

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Read more about the article Harry Potter Snowy Owl Spotted In Spain Thousands Of Miles Away From Home
Snowy owl recorded in Asturias, Spain. (Daniel Lopez Velasco/Newsflash)

Harry Potter Snowy Owl Spotted In Spain Thousands Of Miles Away From Home

Birdwatchers have been astounded by the sighting of Hedwig-like snowy owls, as popularised by the Harry Potter films, in Spain, miles away from their natural habitat in the Arctic tundra. The first snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) was sighted about two weeks ago in the autonomous community of Cantabria in northern…

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Read more about the article Fisherman Discovers Extremely Rare Shark Egg Floating In Atlantic Ocean
The shark egg found in the sea in Fernando de Noronha in Brazil by surfer and fisherman Erivaldo Alves Silva, better known as Nego Noronha.

Fisherman Discovers Extremely Rare Shark Egg Floating In Atlantic Ocean

This is the moment a fisherman discovers an extremely rare shark egg floating in the Atlantic Ocean. The footage was captured by 43-year-old surfer and fisherman Erivaldo Alves Silva in the waters off the Fernando de Noronha archipelago 220 miles from the Brazilian coast. Erivaldo was diving to catch octopus…

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Read more about the article Astonished Fishermen Pull Octopus With 32 Tentacles From Ocean
The 32-legged octopus that was pulled out of the city of Sacheon located in the South Gyeongsang Province in South Korea on 15th June 2021.

Astonished Fishermen Pull Octopus With 32 Tentacles From Ocean

Astonished Korean fishermen have pulled a 32-legged octopus from the ocean. The men caught the many-limbed specimen while fishing off the coast of Goseong County in southern South Korea's South Gyeongsang Province on Tuesday, 15th June. As fishing octopus is prohibited during this time of year, the men were about…

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