Giraffe weevil

Trachelophorus giraffa

Fascinating Facts


Giraffe weevils live in forests, spending almost their entire lives on a tree known as the “giraffe beetle tree”. They are herbivorous, feeding on the leaves of that tree.

Status in the Wild

Not yet assessed by IUCN


Endemic to the forests of Madagascar

Location in the Zoo

Invertebrates Zone of the Sculpture Learning Plaza

Animals & Exhibits