Discover Invertebrates

Invertebrates have been around for over 3 billion years. Invertebrates are essential for life, aiding in the form of recycling dead organic material and playing a vital role in the food chain for many other animals.

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Snails are probably the most well-known invertebrate which most people likely encounter daily, but did you know that Bees, Millipedes, Mantis' and Stick Insects also are all part of the Invertebrate family?

What do Invertebrates eat?


Praying Mantis

Meet the Praying Mantis, an invertebrate found worldwide, with popular species such as the Ghost Mantis found native in South Africa. The Ghost Mantis (Phyllocrania paradoxa) can become almost invisible to predators. They change colour to match their environment, and they have a distinct leaf-like growth on their head that provides camouflage. They're also arboreal, meaning they live in tree canopies, shrubs, and bushes.

Stick Insect

An arboreal species, stick insects spend their days high up in trees or other plants. These interesting creatures come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you are sure to find the perfect one for your home. Some species have a shape that resembles the forest floor while others can be long and cylindrical.

Giant African Millipede

Native to East Africa, the Giant African Millipede is a terrestrial species found living on the forest floor amongst debris and leaf litter. They feed on a variety of decayed plant matter and is one of the largest species of millipede, with roughly 250 legs!

Giant African Land Snail

Welcome to the Achatinidae family! The Giant African Land Snails is a large land snail native to Tanzania, Kenya and regions of Southern Asia. As their name suggests, Giant African Land Snails are a terrestrial species found living on the forest floor. This snail is considered the most invasive species of snail, but some might say most friendly!

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