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The giant hairy scorpion gets its common names from the brown hairs that cover its body. These hairs help it to detect vibration in the soil.
The giant hairy scorpion is the largest scorpion in North America. They are an aggressive, nocturnal, active scorpion that is usually yellow with a dark top and has lobster-like pincers. When a suitable victim wanders by, the scorpion grabs the doomed creature with its pincers and stings the prey. They, along with 50 species of invertebrates, are living in the Insect Zoo at the San Francisco Zoo.
Your Adopt-an-Animal donation will be used to support these formidable invertebrates and further the San Francisco Zoological Society's mission to connect people to wildlife, inspire caring for nature and advance conservation action. An adoption of a giant hairy scorpion makes a great gift for friends, coworkers, family or for yourself!
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