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Our Animals

Invertebrates at the Virginia Zoo

spiderWe share the world with fascinating creatures -- including insects!  Below is a list of many of the insects that make the Virginia Zoo their home. Some can be seen on exhibit, and some Animal Ambassadors through the Education Department.  You can meet Animal Ambassadors at Zoo special events, birthday parties, education programs, and private parties.

  • Antillean pink-toed tarantula
  • Asian forest scorpionChilean rose tarantula
  • Costa Rican tarantula
  • Costa Rican tigerrump tarantula
  • Giant African millipede
  • Giant bird-eating tarantula
  • Goliath birdeating tarantula
  • Indian walkingstick
  • Madagascar hissing cockroach
  • Two-spotted assassin bug          


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