Scientific Name: Archispirostreptus gigas

Found In: Subtropical rainforest floors in western Africa

Size: 4 to 12 inches long

Diet: Detrivore: Diet consists of dead and decaying organic matter such as dead logs, plants and leaves

Threat Level: Least concern

Facts: Although the name millipede means“thousand-feet”, the giant African millipede, which is the largest species, only has about 300 to 400 legs.

African Giant Millipede at the Virginia Zoo