Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
This animal is not on exhibit in the habitats.
It is one of our Animal Ambassadors and is used in public and school programs.
History at CuriOdyssey
The Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches at CuriOdyssey were donated.
Fun Facts about Cockroaches
Cockroaches are found on every continent including Antarctica. Cockroaches are fastidious and groom themselves constantly. “Dirty cockroaches” are dirty because they live in dirty places.
What do Cockroaches eat?
In the wild, Cockroaches consume various plant and animal matter. At CuriOdyssey, they are served greens, fruits, and vegetables.
How long do Cockroaches live?
In the Wild: 2 to 5 years
In Captivity: 2 to 5 years
Where do Cockroaches live?
Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches can be found in tropical forests, near river banks, and around trees and logs. Their geographic range in limited to Madagascar.
Are Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches endangered?
No special wildlife conservation status.