Emperor Scorpion Facts

Wild Locality

West Central Africa

Lifestyle

Terrestrial (Ground-Dwelling)

Diet

(Insectivore) - Insects, & Other Arachnids

Habitat

Forests & Savannas

Adult Size

~ 5-7” & up to ~ 32g

Activity

Primarily Nocturnal (mostly active at night)

Life Expectancy

~8-12 years in the care of humans (less in the wild)

Threats

Habitat Loss, & Importation

FUN FACTS

Emperor Scorpions often will be seen with others of their same species, & will sometimes reside inside termite mounds in Africa. Termite mounds provide shelter & food to many animals all over the African continent. Not only does the Emperor Scorpion gain protection from the elements & from its predators by living this way, they also gain access to a prey source. They will eat a wide variety of animals which cross their path in the wild, including insects, spiders, small mammals & (of course) termites.

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