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Yesterday in the Chessington World Of Adventures Zoo, a baby pink toed tarantula was born, just in time for the end of National Insect Week (25th June – 1st July). Right now, it isn’t even as big as a 5 pence coin, but once it’s an adult it will be the size of a human hand. Tarantulas can have up to two hundred babies, and the staff at the zoo are expecting around ten more siblings to follow this one. They aren’t sure yet whether it’s a boy or girl.

Image from BBC.