Horror while thieves steal 7,000 spiders, scorpions, etc. of the Philadelphia Insectarium

Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion CEO John Cambridge (pictured) said 7,000 poisonous spiders, scorpions and other creatures were stolen last month in a strange robbery that is believed to be an inside job

The Philadelphia Insects and Butterflies Pavilion said about 7,000 poisonous spiders, scorpions and other crawling crawlers were stolen from the facility late last month in a strange robbery that is believed to be an inside job.

"Stolen animals include insects and arthropods used in school programs, museum-wide exhibits and behind-the-scenes feeding and nurturing programs," the IBP team said Aug. 29 on its GoFundMe page.

The IBP team is raising funds to re-grow their collection after the thieves took approximately $ 50,000 in insects, animals and other creatures.

The insectary shared sad photos to social networks last month that showed bare shelves inside the center.

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Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion CEO John Cambridge (pictured) said 7,000 poisonous spiders, scorpions and other creatures were stolen last month in a strange robbery that is believed to be an inside job

Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion CEO John Cambridge (pictured) said 7,000 poisonous spiders, scorpions and other creatures were stolen last month in a strange robbery that is believed to be an inside job

The IBP team is raising funds to rebuild their collection after the thieves took approximately $ 50,000 in insects, animals and other creatures

The IBP team is raising funds to rebuild their collection after the thieves took approximately $ 50,000 in insects, animals and other creatures

The IBP team is raising funds to rebuild their collection after the thieves took approximately $ 50,000 in insects, animals and other creatures

The owner believes that the robbery was motivated financially and fears that some of the animals and insects have already been sold

The owner believes that the robbery was motivated financially and fears that some of the animals and insects have already been sold

The owner believes that the robbery was motivated financially and fears that some of the animals and insects have already been sold

The team created the crowdfunding page as a way to raise funds to re-grow their collection

The team created the crowdfunding page as a way to raise funds to re-grow their collection

The team created the crowdfunding page as a way to raise funds to re-grow their collection

The owner of the museum, John Cambridge, told Gizmodo that at least five employees were surprised by the surveillance and stole part of the collection that was placed in one of their cars.

Later, Cambridge checked a back room to see the animals and insects, but found nothing.

"It's not unusual for a creature to be taken out of its tank and in the back room to receive whatever it is," Cambridge told Gizmodo.

While reviewing the back room, the CEO saw two employees' work shirts hanging on the wall with knives.

The employees have not been identified. Cambridge did not say whether the individuals would be dismissed.

The insectary shared sad photos to social networks last month that showed naked shelves inside the center

The insectary shared sad photos to social networks last month that showed naked shelves inside the center

The insectary shared sad photos to social networks last month that showed naked shelves inside the center

The employees have not been identified. Cambridge did not say whether individuals would be fired

The employees have not been identified. Cambridge did not say whether individuals would be fired

The employees have not been identified. Cambridge did not say whether individuals would be fired

While reviewing the back room, the CEO saw work shirts of two employees hanging on the wall with knives

While reviewing the back room, the CEO saw work shirts of two employees hanging on the wall with knives

While reviewing the back room, the CEO saw work shirts of two employees hanging on the wall with knives

He said that at first he did not want to involve the police, and he just wants to get in touch with the people who did it and [tell them] to bring the creatures back & # 39;

The Philadelphia police, however, is investigating the matter.

The team's GoFundMe description further stated: "We strive to bring insects and other arthropods to the public in a way that they can be loved and appreciated.

"People may think that insects are" spooky ", but they leave with the knowledge that these creatures have unique beauty and are incredibly important to us and to our planet."

The owner believes that the robbery was motivated financially and fears that some of the animals and insects have already been sold.

"They are not hard to sell, and there is a thriving market of insect enthusiasts," he added as he spoke with Gizmodo.

Philadelphia police are investigating the robbery that took place in the Philadelphia Insectarium (pictured)

Philadelphia police are investigating the robbery that took place in the Philadelphia Insectarium (pictured)

Philadelphia police are investigating the robbery that took place in the Philadelphia Insectarium (pictured)

"The stolen animals include insects and arthropods used in school programs, museum-wide exhibits and behind-the-scenes feeding and nurturing programs," the IBP team said.

Children are seen visiting the center in this photo published on the team's GoFundMe page

Children are seen visiting the center in this photo published on the team's GoFundMe page

Children are seen visiting the center in this photo published on the team's GoFundMe page

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