Scientific Name: Pandinus imperator

Found In: hot and humid forests in West African countries such as Nigeria, Togo, Sierra Leone, Ghana and the Congo region

Size: up to 8 inches

Diet: Carnivore: insects and other arthropods, occasionally small vertebrates

Threat Level: Not assessed

Facts: Emperor scorpions give birth to live young, which are born white and will darken as their exoskeleton hardens.