Main features

The emperor scorpion is one of the largest species of scorpion in the world, with adults averaging about 20 centimetres in length. It is found in tropical forests of West Africa.

Despite the threatening appearance the poison of this scorpion is weak and harmless to humans.

Females are caring mothers. Newly born scorpions climb on mothers back and mother takes care of them by feeding, cleaning and bathing.

Emperor scorpions live in captivity for 10 years, in nature 15 20 years.

In Kyiv Zoo emperor scorpions daily feed on crickets, cockroaches and mice.