Brevard Zoo Emperor Scorpion Delivers Babies

By  //  July 13, 2013

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AMONG Largest species of scorpions

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE – The emperors and empresses have arrived and the Brevard Zoo’s Emperor Scorpion has had babies.

Newborns are carried on their mother’s back until they are old enough to be on their own. (Brevard Zoo Image)

Newborns are carried on their mother’s back until they are old enough to be on their own. (Brevard Zoo Image)

One of the largest species of scorpions in the world, the Emperor Scorpion is actually timid in nature despite their fierce appearance.

Their babies are born defenseless and rely heavily on their mother for food and protection.

Newborns are carried on their mother’s back (pictured) until they are old enough to be on their own. Emperor Scorpions usually live 5 to 8 years.

Their lifespan is actually shorter in the wild.

Stay tuned for news of when this scorpion family goes back on exhibit in the Wildlife Detective Training Academy in the Paws On area of the Zoo.

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