Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches
These cockroaches grow to be 2-3 inches long.
Can live up to 5 years.
Help to keep the rainforest healthy by recycling decaying vegetation.
Hissing Cockroaches force air through small breathing holes called “spiracles” to make a hissing sound which frightens off predators.
Click HERE for a Cockroach Activity Sheet!
Our Current Residents
ZooMontana has hundreds of cockroaches, too many to name! The Zoo manages a breeding colony.
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Class: Insecta
- Order: Blattodea
- Family: Blaberidae
- Genus: Gromphadorhina
- Species: Gromphadorhina portentosa