Discover the Secret World of the Tarantula in Tarantulas: Alive and Up Close at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory the secrets of the tarantula’s world through November 3rd in a new exhibit.
With a fearsome reputation and looks to match, there is much to learn about these gentle giants of the spider world.
There are more than 900 known species of tarantulas, which live all over the globe. They can be found living anywhere from the tallest rainforest treetops to deep underground in the most arid deserts. Tarantulas: Alive and Up Close features a unique array of live tarantulas, which showcases their varied life habits and habitats.
Species are on display in the Exhibit Gallery, inside the Visitor Center, and include a Goliath Bird Eating tarantula (the largest of all tarantulas), the Red Rump tarantula, and the Indian Ornamental tarantula, a species troubled by loss of habitat in the wild. In all, a diverse selection of live tarantulas are on display and each have a unique story to tell.
The exhibit focuses on the diverse and natural beauty of tarantulas, and provides uniquely engaging educational experiences. Special features of the exhibit include interactive components such as “Tarantulas of the World” interactive world map; “Name That Tarantula” identification activity, “Tarantellas In Motion”” fast & furious or meek & mild, and more.