Greenbottle Blue Tarantula Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens

Habitat

The greenbottle blue tarantula lives in tree roots and under bushes in the desert

Diet in the wild

Insects, worms and small mammals

Diet at the Zoo

Insects

Fascinating Facts

  • Juveniles have pink legs with a black and red striped abdomen
  • Liquifies prey by injecting them with venom
  • Builds extensive webs on the ground with entrances that look like tunnels
  • Live in the same burrow for life if left undisturbed

  • Visitors in 2017
    Visitors in 2017

    240,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2017
    CAMPERS IN 2017

    3000

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400