Tiny spider's survival tactic to avoid being eaten shocks scientists
The spider's unusual behavior makes it much less appealing to some predators, allowing them to hide in plain sight.
"Illegal" 3-foot snake killed after children found playing with it
Hawaii has no native snakes, although non-native species are sometimes found in the state, which poses a "serious threat" to the local ecosystem.
This animal is being pushed to extinction by the Russia-Ukraine war
"Dolphins and porpoises washed ashore during our investigation exhibited fresh war-related injuries on their bodies," said researcher Ewa Węgrzyn.
Diver explores the hidden depths of WWII shipwreck off the Florida coast
"It's always very exciting to dive this wreck because you just never know what you're going to see," diver and photographer Paul Dabill told Newsweek.
Bizarre blob-like sea creatures of unknown species pulled from ocean
Scientists collected the strange animals from the waters off the Galápagos Islands and plan to examine them.
See first baby shark of hundreds released in bid to save endangered species
An ambitious international reintroduction project hopes to release 500 zebra sharks in an area where they have all but disappeared.
America's feral hog problem is about to get even worse
Wild boars have mated with domestic pigs to create a rapidly reproducing pig hybrid that may cause the population of feral pigs to soar.
Incredible images show moment baby alligator is snatched by hungry heron
"It feels sad but, in the end, it's nature's rule," photographer Loukik Thakre told Newsweek. "Sometimes nature is not fair to everyone."
Parasites that feasted on extinct Tasmanian tiger still exist—"Remarkable"
The last known Tasmanian tiger—the iconic Australian mammal that was the largest living carnivorous marsupial—died in 1936.
Scientists release ancient enemy to control invasive weed in "world first"
An army of rice grain-sized weevils might just be the best defense against the invasive cabomba plant.
Funniest and most shocking animal videos on World Wildlife Day
From dolphins and dogs becoming friends to bears enjoying fast food, celebrate wildlife's wonderful peculiarities with these videos.
Extraordinary footage shows rare whale grave at bottom of Antarctic Ocean
"It's most likely that we caught a very lucky snapshot glimpse of a whale fall site no one had ever seen before, or will again," one scientist told Newsweek.
How bald eagles could become key in political battle over wind turbines
Opponents of wind turbines often use arguments about their danger to birds to criticize the construction of these renewable energy sources.
We might be driving a rise in two-headed sharks
A two-headed bull-shark embryo, found in the Gulf of Mexico, is the result of "the incomplete division of a single fertilized egg," an expert told Newsweek.
How many sharks do we kill?
The advance of the global fishing industry coupled with relatively slow growth and reproductive rates has resulted in progressive declines for many shark populations.
Pups from wolf that mated with dog to be hunted down and shot
German law requires that the hybrids must be shot in order to protect the local wolf population.
"Extinct" creatures appear on Galapagos island after 5,000 years
The Galápagos Islands are a remote archipelago in the Pacific Ocean home to a wide variety of unique flora and fauna species.
Internship to care for bears opens applications, and you get paid $1,500
"Every morning, they spend at least the first hour of the day with bears and are constantly working with them all day long," the intern director told Newsweek.
Where do alligators go when there's a hurricane?
Alligator tracking revealed that the reptiles moved from human-created detention ponds to adjacent forested wetlands.
A million migrating birds expecting Kansas wetlands will find dust
"We are 100 percent dry," Jason Wagner, wildlife area manager of the Cheyenne Bottoms, said of the drought that has hit the region.
Ancient footprints could be key to bringing auroch back from extinction
Footprints of the extinct wild super-cow reveal the secrets of this long-lost animal's past.
Watch octopuses hurl shells at each other in bizarre underwater brawl
The first of its kind footage shows a rare, aggressive social interaction between a group of 10 octopuses.
Washington's salmon memes have the internet laughing: "Lay eggs and die"
A truly fin-spirational story.
Extremely Rare Megamouth Sharks Filmed in Potential Mating Dance: 'Wowza'
Megamouth sharks are so rare that there have only been 269 recorded sightings, ever.
Red Wolves—Once Extinct in Wild—Howl at Sky in Beautiful, Rare Footage
The critically endangered species is so rare there now only around 20 roaming North Carolina.
Deep Sea Mining About to Start in Pacific Not 'Sustainable at Any Level'
Deep sea mining involves scouring the seabed with machines for concentration of important or valuable minerals, such as manganese.
Wolves Are Making a Major Comeback in Oregon's Cascade Mountains
The sightings come a year after an entire pack in the state was poisoned to death by humans.
Wolves on Brink of Extinction Make Major Comeback on Michigan's Isle Royale
Having dropped to a population of a mere two wolves in 2018, there are now 28 individuals on Isle Royale thanks to restoration efforts.
Great White Sharks: How Many Are There and Why Are They at Risk?
Great whites can grow to lengths of more than 20 feet and weigh up to 4,500 pounds.
Invasive Blue Crayfish That Reproduce Prolifically Discovered in Texas
Female Australian redclaw crayfish, which are an invasive species in the United States, can produce clutches of around 1,000 eggs up to five times a year.