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Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches (  Gromphadorhina portentosa  )

Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches (Gromphadorhina portentosa)

Here's a sneak peak at our newest exhibition, set to open April 11th.  We're bringing live animals back to the museum with custom-made enclosures for Madagascar flora and fauna by our own Tim Walsh!

These are some of the largest cockroaches, but also some of the most docile. They can't fly and will be eating a mix of apples, carrots, and baby food during their stay at the Bruce Museum. Once the exhibition closes in November, they'll return to their home at the Discovery Room inside the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.