Emperor Scorpion

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Emperor Scorpion

Pandinus imperator
A female scorpion produces live young and carries them on her back for several weeks until they leave to hunt. A young emperor scorpion kills its prey with venom injected through the sharp sting at the tip of its ‘tail.’ An adult, however, clamps and crushes its prey with powerful pincers, saving the sting for self-defense.
Fact file:

Lifespan: 8 yrs

Ecological Role: Ambush predator

Habitat: Tropical rainforest

Prey: Insects and spiders

Current Range: Central Africa