Order Scorpionus

Fascinating Facts


Scorpions are found in a wide range of habitats, the only necessity being soil. They are most common in deserts but can also be found on plains and savannas, and in forests, rain forests and caves. They are nocturnal carnivores, eating primarily insects and occasionally small vertebrates. Each species’ venom is tailored to their prey.

Status in the Wild

Seychelles forest scorpion - Critically Endangered, IUCN 2014

Seychelles giant scorpion - Vulnerable, IUCN 2014

All other species not yet assessed by IUCN


Found on all major landmasses except Antarctica

Location in the Zoo

Invertebrates Zone of the Sculpture Learning Plaza

Animals & Exhibits