Wild Animal Wednesday: Meet the Tarantula!
PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (WRBL) – Come get a trip on the wild facet! Every single Wednesday on Information 3 This Early morning, Information 3’s Blake Eason usually takes you on a trip by means of Wild Animal Safari – a Pine Mountain topic park.
The future halt on our safari adventure requires us back again to the Walkabout Journey Zoo, especially within the reptile residence, to fulfill the Rose Hair Tarantula named Tarantula-Jolie.
Typical Manager Katie Harrison states Tarantula-Jolie’s food plan is tranquil assorted, but largely will try to eat insects at Wild Animal Safari.
“Occasionally they will consume larger issues like frogs. But our tarantula’s basically eats crickets?” Harrison mentioned.
When in the wild, Harrison says tarantula’s have a quite appealing defense system and it has every thing to do with the hair on their again legs.
“Those minimal hairs, they’ll toss them with their back again legs, to their prey or their predators and it can get into their [predators] eyes and their mucous membranes and irritate them sufficient to be able to attack or get absent if it’s if it’s a predator,” Harrison stated.
In addition to their protection mechanism, Harrison states a further interesting reality about tarantula’s is how their spider world wide web differs from the conventional spider webs typically noticed in Ga.
“But as a substitute of executing it in like a world wide web, what they’ll do is they’ll burrow down in the ground, and they’ll create that webbing about their their burrow,” Harrison said.
Harrison adds park readers can really see their world-wide-web inside of the tarantula’s house within the Reptile Dwelling at Wild Animal Safari.
Harrison states the reptile dwelling is the excellent area to pay a visit to on a cold day at Wild Animal Safari as it’s temperature managed.
“You can also, if you choose your possess personalized motor vehicle, you have warmth in your auto, you can go via that way as well,” Harrison reported.
In addition to the Walkabout Journey Zoo, extra animals can discovered inside the ticket booth and of system on the safari at Wild Animal Safari.
Wild Animal Safari is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2021 and as section of that celebration the park is teaming up with Information 3 for “Wild Animal Wednesdays – A Trip on the Wild Side.” The park is found at 1300 Oak Grove Road in Pine Mountain, Ga, and the 300-acre park is property to 75 animal species. For extra info on Wild Animal Safari, including how to prepare your stop by and invest in tickets, click right here.
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