Oh Granny, what big teeth you’ve got.

The fangs of the Goliath Bird-eating Tarantula (Theraphosa blondi) can exceed ½” in length. Belying its name this tarantula generally feeds on invertebrates and small vertebrates such as frogs, lizards and rodents. This remarkable [...]

National Invasive Species Awareness Week

Sunday marked the start of National Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 21st – 27th). This is a joint promotional effort between a number of private organizations and governmental agencies to educate the American public on [...]

The Bug Days of Summer

This has been a busy year for the American Burying Beetle reintroduction program at the Cincinnati Zoo. On June 2nd 2015, 53 pairs of federally endangered beetles were set free to reproduce in the [...]