A member of the Tarantula family, the Goliath Birdeater is found in South America, mostly in forested regions such as the Amazon. This nocturnal creature is huge! Their leg span alone can reach 30cm and their bodies grow to around 12cm. They can weigh up to 175g. Despite their name, they do not eat birds. These spiders prefer snakes, toads, earthworms, rodents, and lizards. Males live for about six years while females can live up to 25 years.
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