Our daughters and their friends befriended a wild hummingbird. They told us about her for a couple of weeks. How she was building her nest. She laid two little eggs the size of tic tacs. How the daddy flew away and hasn't come back. The children then brought her sugar water in a bottle cap as she wouldn't leave her nest. Little did I know the bond they had built with this little bird. Our family has always loved the hummingbird as they bring 'good luck'. But to think we could ever experience one this intimately is truly a mini miracle of life.
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! Find out more at zoo.org.au/melbourne/animals/lord-howe-island-stick-insect