Orange chevron tarantula (Tapinauchenius gigas) at the Moscow Zoo.
Blue-foot baboon (Idiothele mira) at the Moscow Zoo.
An endangered Bengal ornamental (Poecilotheria miranda) at the Moscow Zoo.
An endangered salem ornamental
(Poecilotheria formosa) at the Moscow Zoo.
Tiger wandering spider (Cupiennius salei) at the Moscow Zoo.
A Cuban bronze tarantula (Phormictopus auratus) at the Moscow Zoo.
A male fishing spider (Ancylometes bogotensis) at the
Goliath pink-toe tarantula (Avicularia braunshauseni)
at the Woodland Park Zoo.
Indian violet tarantula (Chilobrachys fimbriatus) at Faunia in Madrid, Spain.
Huntsman spider (Heteropoda venatoria) at the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Jumping spider (Phintella sp.) at the Singapore Zoo.
Tarantula (Citharacanthus meermani) at the Toronto Zoo.
Dwarf star tarantula (Cyriocosmus sellatus) at the Toronto Zoo.
Tarantula (Catumiri chicaoi) at the Toronto Zoo.
Tarantula (Cyriocosmus leetzi) at the Toronto Zoo.
A critically endangered Rameshwaram ornamental spider (Poecilotheria hanumavilasumica) at the Toronto Zoo.
Karwar large burrowing spider (Thrigmopoeus truculentus) at the Toronto Zoo.
Redbloom tarantula (Pamphobeteus vespertinus) at the Toronto Zoo.
An endangered ivory billed ornamental tarantula (Poecilotheria subfusca) at the Toronto Zoo.
Featherleg spider (Selenotypus plumipes) at the Toronto Zoo.
Haitian brown tarantula (Phormictopus atrichomatus) at the Toronto Zoo.
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