Vietnam Giant Forest Scorpion
This scorpion is one of the larger species of scorpion, reaching lengths of up to 12cm. All scorpions are venomous, but not many are actually harmful to humans- a sting from a giant forest scorpion feels a bit like
a sting from a bee!
Scorpions are actually arachnids- they are close relatives of spiders- and they have been around before the time of dinosaurs.
Vietnam giant forest scorpions live on the floor, hiding in leaf litter, burrows and under logs. Scorpions are carnivores and will eat insects, spiders and even small lizards. They can still survive if they only eat
one insect in an entire year!
Latin name - Heterometrus laoticus
Class - Arachnida
Family - Scorpionidae
IUCN Status - Not Listed
Habitat - Forests
Distribution - Vietnam
Sign up to our newsletter
Join our mailing list in order to keep up to date with Zoo news and special offers.