Kingdom : Animalia
                    Class : Arachnida
                 Family : Scorpionoidea
  Scientific Name : Scorpiones

                      Size : 2 - 30cm (0.8 - 12in)
                 Weight : 10 - 100g (0.4 - 3.5oz)
           Top Speed : 19km/h (12mph)
            Life Span : 4 - 25 years

                Colour : Brown, Black, Yellow,
                                 Red, White
           Skin Type : Shell
Special Features : Enormous front pincers 
                                and curved stinger tail
  1. Scorpions are arthropods found all around the world.
  2. They are arachnids and are closely related to spiders and ticks.
  3. Scorpions are believed to be on earth for over 400 million years and are considered to be ancient animals.
  4. Scorpions are most commonly found inhabiting deserts and jungles of the southern hemisphere.
  5. There are around 2000 species of scorpions known and found worldwide.
  6. Their lifespan ranges between 6 months to 25 years.
  7. They are quite elusive and difficult to spot in the wild because of their size.
  8. Scorpions are nocturnal animals that come out from their hidings in the night to hunt.
  9. Distinctively, they have enormous front pincers and curved stinger tail.
  10. The claws or pincers help the scorpion hold their prey to sting it and eat it.
  11. The scorpions paralyze their prey by stinging them and then eat them.
  12. Generally, the scorpion sting to the humans is harmless and is similar to a bee sting.
  13. But some of the scorpions carry enough venom in their sting to be fatal to human beings.
  14. They are carnivores preying on insects spiders and small rodents.
  15. Their natural predators include rodents birds and lizards.
  16. Female scorpions give birth to 4-9 live baby scorpions which immediately climb on their mother’s back.
  17. The baby scorpions are looked after by their mother till they are able to hunt for themselves.

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