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Published on Feb 28, 2011
Academy biologist Tessa provides a behind the scenes look to feeding golden silk orbweavers (Nephila clavipes), located on the Costa Rica level of the Rainforests of the World exhibit. Like its relatives in Madagascar, this spider weaves a tough web that snares insect meals and acts as a barrier against intruders, They can be found in southern U.S. To Peru and Argentina.
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The California Academy of Sciences is the only place on the planet with an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof. It’s a stunning architectural achievement with hundreds of unique exhibits and nearly 40,000 live animals.