Vietnamese Walkingstick


Walkingsticks are found across the globe and range in size from a couple of inches to a couple of feet.

To avoid detection, Walkingsticks will often sway to mimic a breeze.

Walkingsticks reproduce through parthenogenesis, meaning males are not needed. Females lay eggs that mature into clones of the original female.

A Walkingstick will often play dead, falling into the leaf litter below, causing them to disappear.

Click HERE for a Walkingstick Activity Sheet!

Our Current Residents

ZooMontana currently has dozens of Walkingsticks of various ages. Have fun finding them!


  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Phasmatodea
  • Family: Phasmatidae
  • Genus: Medauroidea
  • Species: M. extradentata

Animal Facts

  • Omnivore
  • Common
  • Grasslands
  • Nocturnal

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