The Scorpion Tank (Live Display)
A species native to Southeast Asia, the Asian Forest Scorpion can usually be found in forests and parks, where they live in burrows and in the grooves of trees. The Asian Forest Scorpion is known to be an aggressive species and possesses a venom that contains a potent mix of toxins, anti-microbials, and ion channel inhibitors. Despite the potency of its venom, the effects of Asian Forest Scorpion stings are known to have only mild effects on humans with no known fatalities. Researchers from the National University of Singapore are actively studying the venom of this species.