Reaching leg spans of 12 inches, the goliath birdeater is a ferocious predator. These spiders prey on insects, frogs, rodents, and birds.
- Spiders can't ingest solid material, so they first liquefy the prey's insides, then suck it dry.
- Goliath birdeaters have bad eyesight, and they rely heavily on their leg hairs to sense vibrations.
- This spider's venom is not lethal to humans. Their bite feels like a wasp's sting.
|Conservation status||Not listed|
|Zoo location||Education building