Small spiny stick insect is critically endangered. These young specimens were bred through a school program to rescue this species. Qualifying schools are allocated ten eggs each and these are three of the four that hatched so far. Yay!!!
Captive breeding program through schools.
This species from Lord Howe Island was long thought to be extinct. Introduced rats have exterminated them all. In 1991 three females were discovered on a barren rocky island nearby http://vibik.com/travel/65-awesome-balls... Luckily females are parthenogenic and were brought to Australia for breeding. Is this the rarest species on our planet?