Video of the Week

Video of the Week

Video of the Week

Hatching of The Lord Howe Island stick insect


Video of the Week #57 August 22nd, 2012:

Lord Howe Island Stick Insect hatching from Zoos Victoria on Vimeo.

From: Lord Howe Island stick insects are going home by Becky Crew at Running Ponies.

Source: Zoos Victoria

This week’s video showcases the hatching process of one of the rarest, and largest, insects in the world – at the Melbourne Zoo. The Lord Howe Island stick insect will grow up to be a flightless, nocturnal insect that stretches up to 12 cm long, its solid, shiny black or rust-coloured body weighing up to 25 grams. Learn More about efforts to conserve this rare species in Becky Crew’s latest post on Running Ponies.

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