World’s largest tarantula settles into ROM exhibit

The Goliath birdeater is the newest addition to the Royal Ontario Museum’s collection of over 400 species of arachnid. It is one of the worlds largest species and hails from the Amazon rainforest. This beautiful specimen feeds on anything it can sink its fangs into. Insects, rodents, small lizards, and according to the ROM entomologist Mateus Pepinelli who helps maintain the exhibit, yes it can eat a small bird, but he admits that birds aren’t a part of its main diet.