BCA Zoo is now home to two species of freshwater crab.

The ‘vampire’ or ‘devil’ crabs get their name from their colorful, yet ghoulish, appearance. Both species of these crabs are native to Southeast Asia with one of the species (Geosesarma hagen), only being discovered in 2015!

The crabs are doing really well at the zoo with one species already reproducing.

If you would like to see the crabs then get booked onto one of our reptile encounters which includes a tour of our invertebrate room.

The two species of crab arrived from Chester and Drayton Manor zoo respectively.