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January 4th - February 4th 2022 is open to our Members Only. We look forward to welcoming all our visitors back on February 5th 2022

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Adult £23.00 £20.68
Children (3-15 Years) £16.50 £15.00
Under 3's £1.10 £1.00
Concession (Senior 65+/Student) £19.25 £17.50
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Emperor Scorpion

Pandinus imperator

Scorpions are arachnids, along with spiders, mites and ticks. There are around 600 species of which this is one of the largest.



Size: Up to 20cm in length



Emperor scorpions live in the humid bush and forests of western Africa. They often live in burrows or under rocks.



Their diet consists mainly of other arthropods (invertebrates with jointed legs) such as grasshoppers, crickets, moths, flies, ants, termites, beetles and spiders.



Scorpions are ovoviviparous (incubate eggs internally then give birth to live young) and the young spend their first days or weeks on their mother’s back. Our scorpions bred for the first time at the park in 2014.



Although not evaluated by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), they are listed on CITES, a convention which limits international trade in this species.

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