Elmwood Park Zoo

Friday Surprise... Scorplings! (Baby Scorpions)

Baby Scorpions - Scorplings!!! 2

The Elmwood Park Zoo in Pennsylvania recently welcomed a brood of baby Emperor Scorpion known as "scorplings." Unlike most arachnids, baby scorpions are born alive! These tiny scorplings' shells have not yet hardened and they must ride on mom's back for safety. Emperor Scorpions are among the largest and lowest in toxicity, making them a popular pet, so much so that over-collecting could threaten this species in the wild. 

Check out their tiny scorpling eyes!

Baby Scorpions - Scorplings!!! 2b