Grade 3W
January, 2000

What is hairy and the size of your hand ?


The Tarantula spider can be found in Asia, Africa, Australia, and North and South America. It lives in burrows or under rocks.

Physical Description

The Tarantula has 8 legs , 2 eyes and 2 body parts. It is large and the Tarantula sees well. Only a few are dangerous.


The Tarantula eats frogs, birds, insects, mice, bees, and beetles.


The Tarantula’s enemies are other spiders, wasps, people, and lizards.

Other Interesting Facts

There are 37,000 different kinds of spiders in the world. Only a few kinds of spiders are dangerous.