Goliath Birdeater Spider, Blue-Ringed Octopus & More―Sapporo’s Poisonous Animal Exhibition

16.March.2019 | SPOT

Whether they bite or sting, if they are poisonous you can bet they will be at the upcoming Moudoku Exhibition which will take place on Sapporo PARCO’s seventh floor from March 22 to May 7.


Expect to see how animals use poison from a variety of angles as you gaze at beautifully coloured creatures, animals whose poison is potent enough to kill humans, others who disguise themselves as other poisonous animals to protect themselves, and more.

Stinging critters will include the familiar-looking emperor scorpion, a type of cone shell that has sharp arrow-shaped teeth capable of biting poison into fish and killing them, and more. Biters will include the blue-ringed octopus, which has small form but must not be crossed as one bite has enough poison to kill seven humans.

The floral egg crab will show its cute face too. But this is another one you should never underestimate as its underbelly is highly poisonous.

Also creeping into the exhibition will be the goliath birdeater―the largest spider in the world by mass and size―as well as the slow loris known for its cute large eyes, the nokogiri hagi, a type of fish that camoflagues itself as the poisonous Bback saddled toby to protect itself, and more.

Poison-inspired merchandise will be available to purchase at the exhibition.

The first 10,000 people who spend over ¥3,000 at Sapporo PARCO while the exhibition is running will also receive one of 8 possible stickers. Poison themed menus will also be served at restaurants up on the eight floor of Sapporo PARCO.

Don’t miss out on this dangerously fun exhibition.