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Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides for 80 Years : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR

Patrick Honan holds two of the rare Lord Howe Island stick insects.
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The story is simple: A bunch of black rats almost wiped out a bunch of gigantic bugs on a little island far, far away from most of us. A few dedicated scientists, passionate about biological diversity, risked their lives to keep the bugs going. For the bugs to get their homes and their future back doesn’t depend on scientists anymore. They’ve done their job. Now it’s up to the folks on Lord Howe Island.

via npr.org

Amazing story.