African Rose Hair Tarantula

(Grammostola rosea)

The rose tarantula at the Zoo is named Rosie. She came to the Zoo in May 2014.

Animal Facts

Diet

Insects and other arthropods and occasionally small animals.

Status in The Wild

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status

Chilean rose-haired tarantulas are found in deserts and scrublands.

The range includes habitats in Bolivia, northern Chile, and Argentina. Because of the widespread collection of this species from the wild for the pet trade, increasing regulation in the future is probably inevitable in order to protect it from becoming threatened and/or endangered.