This spider can be 2.4 inches long and stretch its legs up to 6.3 inches. However, the funnel-web spider carries a more toxic venom that has claimed more lives than its larger counterpart.
The funnel-web spider venom has killed 13 people in Australia, where the often rainy and humid weather creates a perfect environment for the creepy crawly to thrive. Children are most at risk, with one recorded case of a child dying within 15 minutes of being bitten.
Being one of the only facilities in the country that extracts venom from these spiders, the park has been able to create an anti-venom that saves up to 300 lives per year.
The park says the program has been able to save 25,000 lives in Australia since opening its doors in the 1950s.