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Our Tractor Trailer Ride and the Reptile House Is Closed.

Angkor
Reptile Temple

Tarantula

Tarantulas are a group of large arachnids belong to the Theraphosidae family of spiders. There are around 900 different recognised species of tarantula in the world.

Here at the park we have 6 species of tarantula. Chilean Rose, Curly Haired, Mexican Red Knee, Green Bottle Blue, Brazilian Red Rump and Salmon Pink.

All tarantulas are covered in fine hairs, which they can use as a defence mechanism. They loosen those hairs, by rubbing their hind legs against their abdomen and then glick them backwards. If hairs get on the body they cause irritation and if flicked in eyes can even cause temporary blindness.

No tarantula bites are deadly to humans unless they have an allergic reaction. If held on a flat hand, they are not able to bite as their fangs point backwards! Tarantulas do not make web like our garden spiders, but tend to lay webbing along the floor.

DID YOU KNOW? Female Tarantulas will regularly eat males after mating with them, however females may sacrifice themselves as food for their babies if no food is available for them!

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