Open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Grounds close at 5 p.m.
There are 27 total of these cockroaches at the Zoo. There are 25 on exhibit in the E.C.O. Center and two in our Education Collection.
They are not threatened at the moment. Hissing cockroaches are important nutrient recyclers in the Madagascan forests. The dry forests in which they live are amongst the most threatened of all the habitats in Madagascar, due to slash-and-burn agriculture and mining activities.
Only found in Madagascar, mostly on the floor of the tropical forest.
Omnivores, they feed on various plants and animal matter.