Atlantic Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus)
During the pandemic, Varick began to work on various aquarium projects and helped to bring marine invertebrates to Animal Wonders programming. The first of these awesome animals were a baby pair of Atlantic Horseshoe Crabs who we dubbed the "Roombas". Despite their common name, Horseshoe Crabs are not actually crabs, they are in the same clade as arachnids, so more spider than crab!
The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer, but when the last individual of a race of living things breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again. - William Beebe, 1906
We depend on our programs & donations to help fund the care and housing for our animals, most of which are either rescues or surrenders. We seem to be always taking in new animals that need a home or different situation, their care adds up. If you would like to help support Animal Wonders, it would be greatly appreciated. We are always in need of donations, caging material, lumber, crates, aquariums, straw, & newspapers.