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“May your many-eyed descendants ever flourish.”

– J.K. ROWLING

Christine, the scorpion who inspired it all, with her children.

About Pandinus imperator

The true emperor scorpion, Pandinus imperator, was placed on the CITES II endangered species list. After
dominating the American exotic pet
scene throughout the 1980s and 90s
due to their friendly nature, low
venomosity, and enormous size,
the wild-caught emperor industry
resulted in the near extinction of the species. Despite their protected status, habitat destruction in their native regions have presented emperor scorpions from ever making more than a fraction of a comeback in the wild.

Christine

The scorpion who started it all.

Christine was an elderly emperor scorpion who met Kate in a pet store, became Kate’s best friend, and then surprised Kate with babies. Estimated to be around 7 years old at the time, the large brood was a lot on Christine, and despite Kate’s attempts to get veterinary support, Christine passed away.

If you’d like to see videos and photos of Christine’s remarkable displays of intelligence and sparkling personality, click below.

For more general information on the project, including how you can get involved, please see our blog.

Our Scorpions

Coming Soon! View all captive emperor scorpions in the program, and their stats, here.

Project Pandinus

Founded in 2019.

Monday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday
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Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed