Cameroon Red Baboon (Hysterocrates gigas)


  • Common name: Cameroon Red Baboon
  • Scientific name: Hysterocrates gigas
  • Type: Old World, Terrestrial (Burrower)
  • Temperature: 22 – 26°C
  • Humidity: 75 – 80%
  • Adult Size: 15 – 16cm
  • Current Size: 2cm

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The Cameroon Red Baboon Tarantula also known as the Giant Baboon Spider is a large tarantula from Africa (Cameroon/Togo). It has a variation of colours which range from black after a fresh molt and then turns to an orange/red colouration which then changes to more of a brown colour as it gets ready to molt again. It will repeat this pattern and therefore make it easy for keepers to check up on it at all times and know what happens to their tarantula.


It swims and is communal! If you are seeking a tarantula with some truly unique qualities and talents, this is the one for you! First, it is communal. . . some even say it is the most communal tarantula you can have. Other species that can live close together usually have their own ‘space’ and just kind of put up with each other. This species, however, goes further and will often share their space with others, so you may see more than one living in a single burrow. Secondly, this remarkable creature loves being around the water and will dive in, actually swim to a shallow bottom and hide under something if disturbed. They have been observed staying submerged under water for 2 or more hours.



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