Lake Superior Zoo Connects With Tarantulas on Save A Spider Day

There are about 800 known tarantula species.

DULUTH, Minn. – Lake Superior Zoo is representing its spiders with Save a Spider Day and even helping people get over their fears.

The day focuses on how spiders are interesting animals and how you can live alongside them.

Zoo staff say spiders are often misunderstood and spiders aren’t trying to hurt you.

Having spiders as pets isn’t common because they’re so fragile but kids made their own spiders to take home.

“We actually have our Mexican redknee tarantula that just became endangered, so we like to show that these animals even though they’re small can be endangered also just to inform the public that,”said┬áLake Superior Zoo Zookeeper Megan Torgerson

Female tarantulas can live up to 25 years and some more than 30 years if cared for properly.

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