Animals & Attractions

Our Chilean rose tarantula (Grammostola rosea) can be seen in our Wee Beasties exhibit. The Chilean rose tarantula is a carnivore and eats insects and small animals. They are often found in the deserts and dry scrublands of South America

 

Did you know:

Their hairs are extremely sensitive (like cats’ whiskers), helping them move around in the dark

They have a painful, venomous bite – but it is not strong enough to kill a human

 

Conservation 

These impressive spiders have always been very popular in the pet trade

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