At the Cincinnati Zoo in World of the Insect.

A female emperor scorpion (Pandinus imperator) produces live young and carries them on her back for several weeks until they leave to hunt. A young emperor scorpion kills its prey with venom injected through the sharp sting at the tip of its ‘tail.’ An adult, however, clamps and crushes its prey with powerful pincers, saving the sting for self-defense.


  • Where to see them: Central Africa
  • Lifespan: 8 years
  • Habitat: Tropical Rainforest
  • Deit: Insects and spiders
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