You can read an interesting account of the care of one of our tarantulas in the blog post titled: Off with His Leeeeg!
Hidden Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is home to three tarantula species. The horned baboon tarantula has a very distinct “horn” that faces backward across the spider’s carapace; the Mombasa golden starburst tarantula has a starburst pattern of golden hairs on its carapace; and the Fort Hall baboon tarantula is light gray or brown with darker spots and stripes on its abdomen.
Many tarantula species have been over-collected in the wild for the pet trade and are protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The Zoo is a refuge for a large group of tarantulas confiscated by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in 2010 from an illegal smuggling sting.