Range and habitat The Madagascar orb weaver lives in southern Africa
and the Seychelles, including the island of Madagascar.
Natural diet: These spiders feed mainly on flying insect that
get caught in their large webs.
Size / weight range: Female Madagascar orb weaver spiders have
bodies that are about 2 inches long, and they have a leg span of over
7 inches. Male Madagascar orb weavers are smaller.
Interesting facts: Madagascar orb weavers make the one of
the largest and strongest webs of any spider. It is sometimes called the
Golden orb weaver because of the golden color of the silk that makes up
Location at The Toledo Zoo: The Crawlspace exhibit, located in the Museum
of Science, and also in Nature's Neighborhood.