In a world first, zookeeper Rohan Cleave captured the amazing hatching process of a critically endangered Lord Howe Island Stick Insect at Melbourne Zoo. The eggs incubate for over 6 months and until now the hatching process has never been witnessed. If you didn't see it you wouldn't believe it could fit in that egg! [Source: Vimeo/The Melbourne Zoo]
Sources: NPR, Discover Magazine, Australian Broadcasting Company
quote: Humans need to learn what it's like to be on the brink of extinction.
quote: Humans introduced rats to the island, and that wiped out the population.
quote: I guess that's our fault too.