The giant African land snail is considered one of the world’s most invasive species. It will eat crops and may endanger native snail species. For this reason, importing this animal is illegal in many countries and in the UK it is illegal to release both adults and their eggs into the wild.
Giant African land snails have now been introduced to many parts of the world including Australia, the Caribbean and parts of Asia.
Giant African land snails can live as long as 10 years in captivity!