New evidence on the 37,000-year-old remains of “Deep Skull” has revealed that the ancient human being was not related to Indigenous Australians – the supposed early settlers in the Pacific.
For the first time in four decades, a Sumatran rhino was spotted in Kalimantan, in Indonesian Borneo, sparking hope for rhino conservation efforts in Indonesia and in the world.
From sneezing monkeys, super-small snails, to snakes, 'ninja' sharks, soul-sucking wasps and ancient, armored sea scorpions, 2015 has been a year full of new species. In case you missed the animals recently found hidden among some of the most diverse habitats, Nature World News has a recap for you.
The discovery of a new speies of Malaysian snail has set the world record for tiniest land snail species. The previous record was set early this year by a species discovered in China.
Orangutans and other rare species on the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Borneo are endanagered, in large part due to commercial plam oil cultivation. In the last decade alone, orangutan populations have declined by 50 percent as the result of habitat loss and smoke-related deaths.
Two new types of Hoya plant have been found--one on a limestone outcrop, another deep within a Borneo park. While one is distinctive for its sap color, both are intriguing because they are new.
First-time mother Djasinga, age 11, disowned adorable baby orangutan Reike at Germany's Zoo Berlin after they failed to bond. However, don't feel too bad for the little tyke, for she is now doing well under zookeepers' care.
Thanks to climate change, habitat loss and hunting, the number of Borneo mammals at near-extinction is expected to double by the year 2080, an astonishing new report says.
Ten endangered Borneo pygmy elephants were found dead in a Malaysian forest, with officials suspecting the animals may have been poisoned.