Texas: Exotic bugs get new home at Houston Zoo


The Houston Zoo’s latest attraction has just opened, and it’s so full of creepy crawlies it’s being dubbed “The Bug House.” Not to worry, it’s supposed to be that way. Among the exotic and sometimes venomous critters that make the insectarium home: giant Panamanian cockroaches, forest scorpions from Malaysia, white-eyed assassin bugs from South Africa and a Gooty sapphire tarantula, named for the town in southern India where it was discovered. Not for the squeamish.

Details: www.houstonzoo.org or 713-533-6500.

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