Now on display in the Discovery Room are a group of red-legged millepedes. These colourful African invertebrates feed on fallen leaves and fruit. To defend themselves they roll into a ball with their head tucked in the middle and can then release poisonous liquids from glands in their sides.
Apart from the first few segments millipedes have two pairs of legs on each body section. The most legs recorded on a millipede was 750.