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Jessi shares a moment of discovery she had while checking on the Northern Walking Stick Insects. One of them was laying an egg!

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Jessi: Hi guys, I'm Jessi, and this is Animal Wonders.  I get to do some amazing things at Animal Wonders that not very many people get to experience, and so I'd like to share some behind the scenes experiences that I get to do, I wanna share them with you.  Last night, I was doing closing rounds, and I stopped to look at the Northern Walking Stick insects and I, I saw some amazing thing happening, so I went and grabbed my phone and I caught this video.

It's a Walking Stick insect, female, Northern Walking Stick insect.  It's preparing to drop her egg.  There I go...unstable cam, I have a tortoise rubbing against my bag.  Right there, right at the very tip of her--Yucca.  I'm trying to shoot a video.  I really want to catch this egg.  She's hanging right there.  It would be absolutely amazing to catch.  A walking stick egg!  These guys can lay about a hundred eggs, and they live in huge colonies, and I've heard them say during egg laying season in the forest, there are going to be huge colonies of them laying eggs that'll--the eggs will come down and land on the ground and it will sound like it's raining.  Raining stick insect eggs.  Just hanging out right there, freshly made, so it's a little sticky, so it's sticking to her.  There!  It's awesome.  Let me go ahead and stick it down on this leaf here so it can harden up.  

Alright, Yucca, you want some attention?  Rubbin' up against me, how are you doing?

So that was really awesome that I got to see that, that was the first time I've actually got to see an egg being laid.  Um, I'm just glad that I was there to see that, and I'm glad that I can share it with you!  If you guys would like to go on an adventure with us every week, subscribe to our channel, and hopefully we'll be doing a lot more of those behind the scenes things, as well as our educational videos, and if you have any questions or comments or want to find me throughout the week, you can find me on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.  Thanks, guys!

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