Female redback spiders are master trappers, weaving webs so strong and expertly engineered that they can catch lizards, frogs and even small snakes.

Found throughout Australia, they'll live almost anywhere as long as there is enough food, a sheltered site for their web and the climate is warm enough for breeding.

Our redback spiders live in a special enclosure with magnifying glasses so you can get a close-up view of these incredible spiders.


Strangely beautiful spiders

Our redback and social huntsman spiders may be scary to some, but we think they're strangely beautiful.