Name: Giant African millipede
Scientific Name: Archispirostreptus gigas
Lifespan: 5 - 7 years
Threats: Birds, small mammals, and various reptiles
Distribution: East Africa
Habitat: Forest floor
Appearance: Usually dark brown and black in colour and range from 4 to 12 inches in length.
Diet & Feeding: Decaying organic matter such as trees and plants.
Social Behaviour: They live in burrows that they dig themselves. Once a millipede hatches there is no parental involvement.
Males and females: Male millipedes have gonopods.
Number of young: They lay between
100 - 1000 eggs.
Interesting fact: Although the name millipede means “thousand-feet,” the giant African millipede only has about 300 to 400 legs.