1 February 2012

How Spiders Escaped the Pakistani Floods

When the floods hit Pakistan in 2010 the first thing that many people did was to head for higher ground. So too did countless millions of animals, among them spiders.  To escape the rapidly rising waters the spiders did the sensible thing and climbed up trees. The Ark in Space reveals the unexpected benefit of this strange migration.

Pictures courtesy of the UK Department of International Development on Flickr