We share the world with fascinating creatures — including insects! Below is a list of many of the insects and other invertebrates 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.

    • Pink-toed tarantula
    • Asian forest scorpion
    • Chilean rose tarantula
    • Antillean 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