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MADAGASCAN HISSING COCKROACH

Gromphadorhina portentosa

Diet
Group Name
Distribution & Habitat
Herbivore:
They feed primarily on vegetable material
An Intrusion
Distribution: Madagascar
Habitat: Terrestrial
Fun Fact
The Madagascar hissing cockroach is characterized by their hissing sound, which is produced when they forcefully expel air through the specially-adapted respiratory openings. The hiss takes three forms: the disturbance hiss, the female-attracting hiss, and the aggressive fighting hiss

Under the current Government roadmap we are planning on reopening the week commencing the 12th of April for Zoo Tours and Meerkat Encounters. All other activities will resume from the 17th of May.

From the 12th - 18th of April we will have roadworks going on along the main drive. Please enter using the Honey Lane entrance if you have booked a date during that period. For directions click here.