WE HAVE AN EXTENSIVE INVERTEBRATE COLLECTION. MOST OF THESE ANIMALS ARE VENOMOUS! FOR THIS REASON, THESE ANIMALS ARE USED MOSTLY FOR DISPLAY ONLY AND NOT HANDS ON LEARNING. THEY ARE GREAT FOR EDUCATION, SO DON'T MISS OUT! WE DO HAVE INDIGENOUS SPECIES OF SPIDERS (BROWN RECLUSE/BLACK WIDOWS) AS WELL TO ASSIST YOU IN BEING ABLE TO PROPERLY IDENTIFY THEM.
Vinegaroon
Vinegaroon - This odd insect is closely related to the scorpion. Learn why they call them vinegaroons!
THESE PICTURES DO NOT REPRESENT THE ONLY ANIMALS AVAILABLE FOR PROGRAMS, BUT THEY ARE PERMANENT RESIDENTS AT RAISES. WE WILL KEEP PICTURES CURRENT AND ADD TO THEM WHEN WE HAVE ADOPTED MORE ANIMALS INTO OUR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. PLEASE NOTE SOME ANIMALS ABILITY TO ATTEND PROGRAMS MAY BE LIMITED DEPENDING ON THE "STRESS FACTOR".
Salmon Legged Birdeater Tarantula
This tarantula, called a Salmon Legged Birdeater, is one of the larger species of tarantulas. But do they really eat birds?
Ornamental Tarantula

A very striking species of tarantula called an ornamental tarantula. They spend most of their time in trees.
Emperor Scorpion

Emperor Scorpions are one of the largest species of scorpions. Learn about how and what they eat.
Desert Hairy Scorpion
This is a Desert Hairy Scorpion. Notice the gold color they have that helps them "blend in" with their desert habitat.
Giant African Millipede

This is an Giant African Millipede. Learn what they use as a defense from predators.

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