Flat Rock Scorpion

Flat Rock Scorpion at Wingham Wildlife Park, Kent

Giant Banded Flat Rock Scorpion

Size

These scorpions reach up to 8 inches (20 cm) and weigh 30 grams.

Habitat and Distribution

This species is endemic to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Age

Flat rock scorpions live for around 30 years in captivity

Diet

Their large flat pincers are ideal for grabbing prey in cracks. They feed on crickets and other large insects.

Groups and Breeding

They live independently from others of their species. After breeding the two scorpions will go their separate ways. Females will give birth to approximately 12 offspring.

Threats

This species is not listed by the IUCN but is threatened by habitat destruction and collection for the pet trade

Interesting facts                  

This is the longest species of scorpion.

The Giant Banded Flat Rock Scorpion During Your Day Out in Kent

The giant banded flat rock scorpion can be seen in the reptile house at Wingham Wildlife Park. This area is also home to a number reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates.