Emperor Scorpion Pandinus imperator

Rule of thumb: if a scorpion has fat pincers and a small tail, its venom is fairly weak. If it has a fat tail and small pincers, watch out! Fortunately for our keepers, emperor scorpions are in the former category.

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ORIGIN:
West Africa

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HABITAT:
Forests and urban areas

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
1 oz
Length: 8 in

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DIET:
Insects

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PREDATORS:
Bats, birds and spiders

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Stinger

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REPRODUCTION:
9-month gestation; sexually mature at 4 yrs

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THREATS:
Collection for pet trade

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
5-8 yrs in human care

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